Forgetfully eating whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 224, Fatwa No.169

Question: I fasted a day but I had forgotten during the morning and had eaten. Then, I continued with my fast. Is there any sin upon me?

Response: One who forgetfully eats or drinks whilst fasting should complete his fast for, certainly, it was Allaah who provided this food and drink for him as has been mentioned in the Hadeeth. Allaah has forgiven the mistake and forgetfulness and does not take anyone to account until they have done an act intentionally.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.