Does ones fast break if you say something along these lines Im really hungry/ thirsty?
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Does ones fast break if you say something along these lines “I’m really hungry/ thirsty”?
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What breaks fast
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There are basically five things which will break or invalidate one’s fast according to Shariah:
- Intentional Eating
- Intentional Drinking
- Sexual intercourse
- voluntary semen discharge
- the menstruation of the woman while fasting
If one were to perchance declare that one is really hungry or thirsty, or anything else for that matter, that saying or utterance by itself will not effect the validity of one’s fast in the least.
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