To fast or not to fast whilst travelling by airplane


Question: During Ramadhaan, if I travelled for ‘umrah by airplane, should I fast or not?

Response: [Both] this is permissible for you [to do], and that is permissible for you [to do] – that you do not fast. Bearing in mind that you are travelling, so not fasting is better for the traveller, while it is permissible for you to fast [if you choose to do so].

- 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.

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