Long distance taxi driver

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Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Pages 333-334, Fatwa No.280
Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Page 492-493

Question: Does the ruling of the traveller apply to [long distance] drivers of cars and buses who continuously work during the day in Ramadhaan?

Response: Yes, the ruling of the traveller applies to them, so they are to shorten the prayer and refrain from fasting.

So if someone said: When do they fast whilst their job is continuous?

We say: They are to fast during the winter days because they are short and cold days.

As for the [local] drivers within cities, then the ruling of the traveller does not apply to them, rather they are required to fast.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- 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.