Looking at immodestly dressed women whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 514, Fatwa No.477
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-`Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.6364

Question: Does going out during the day in Ramadhaan to attend to one’s needs and then being struck by the immodestly dressed women [who uncover those parts of the body which are prohibited to uncover] invalidate the fast or not?

Response: [No] it does not invalidate the fast, [however] he must lower his gaze to the best of his ability.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his family and his companions.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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