Does Sleep Invalidate a Fast?
  • Question:

    Does sleeping during a fast invalidate the fast?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Sleeping while fasting does not invalidate the fast, as this does not entail any substance entering the internal mind or stomach cavity.

    Ibn Abbās (may Allāh be pleased with him) and Ikramah (may Allāh be please with him) have stated, “The fast is invalidated by what enters the internal stomach cavity.” (Bukhārī)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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