I was fasting not during ramadan and i forgot and ate
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i was fasting not during ramadan and i forgot and ate before sunset . can i continue my fasting or i have to break my fast . i mean is it different between ramadan and any other month if i forgot and ate before sunset ?
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Your Question: i was fasting not during ramadan and i forgot and ate before sunset . can i continue my fasting or i have to break my fast
Eating or drinking forgetfully does not by itself invalidate or break ones fast, regardless of whether it is from amongst the obligatory fasts of Ramadan or a voluntary fast at any other time of the year.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.51 Narrated by Umar bin Al Khattab
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.662 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "If somebody eats something forgetfully while he is fasting, then he should complete his fast, for Allah has made him eat and drink!"
If one forgets and unintentionally eats and drinks something during the obligatory fasts of Ramadan, it is recommended and encouraged that the believer continue and complete their fast until sunset; for such a fast would be valid in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Your Question: i mean is it different between ramadan and any other month if i forgot and ate before sunset ?
Because the voluntary fasts are not obligatory like the fasts of Ramadan, if one forgetfully eats and drinks during their voluntary fasts, they have the option to either complete their fast or break it and do other voluntary fasts at any other time of the year. If one breaks or leaves the voluntary fasts there is absolutely no sin upon them.
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