Query: Assalamu alaikum, I would like to kindly ask you on your opinion on Fasting in Germany in the next Ramadan, in which days will be around 18 hours long as last year. Some Muslims fast until sunset, others fast 15 hours and then break their fast. What is the correct opinion?
JazakAllahu khayran Salima.
Fasting is obligatory on those capable of fasting. Hence, it is obligatory even if it reached 18 hours because this is doable; especially in a country where the weather is cool. If there’s someone incapable, then s/he can break their fast. The days in which s/he didn’t observe his/her fast must be made up.
Sources: Al-Azhar Al-Sharif
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