When are you excused from fasting whilst travelling?

Reference: http://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/content/ما-السفر-المبيح-للفطر

Question: If a person travelled [during Ramadhaan] for pleasure or other than that, is he excused from fasting? And what are the conditions for travel [during Ramadhaan] which would excuse one from fasting?

Response: Allaah (Jalla wa ‘A’laa) says:

{…and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days [after Ramadhaan]}, soorah al-Baqarah, aayah 185

So the traveller who travels [during Ramadhaan] a distance which legally permits him to shorten his prayer, then he is excused from fasting – so long as the purpose of his travel is permissible, and not for any sin.

Allaah says:

{So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days [after Ramadhaan].}, soorah al-Baqarah, aayah 185
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.