The place of the intention is in the heart

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 173, Fatwa No.111
Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 39

Question: What is the ruling regarding making the intention vocally, such as when some people make the intention to fast [by saying]; “O Allaah, I have made the intention to fast”?

Response: The place of the intention is in the heart and it is not permissible to vocally make the intention either for the prayer, or the fast, or the purification or other than these.

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.