Is it recommended to work in Ramadan

Mar 10, 2024 | Sawm (Fasting)


Asalamualaykum Mufti Saheb?

Is it recommended to work In Ramadan? I always hear the example that the Prophet SAW and the sahaba fought in the Battle of Badr on the 17th of Ramadan while Fasting. I cannot attest to that as I am not the most knowledgeable. However, the reason I ask is because I have never worked in Ramadan and I imagine it to difficult to make the most of this blessed month if we are busy with work.

Jazakallah Khair


We are not aware of any reason as to why it would be recommended to work in Ramadan. In fact, Ramadan is a month in which Muslims should be trying to exert themselves in worship. Hence, if someone is able to take time off work to focus more on their worship that would be better. As for the battle of Badr taking place in Ramadan that does not necessitate that working in Ramadan is more virtuous as the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) did not actively seek out the month of fasting for the battle of Badr. It could be said that if a person is working in Ramadan because they have to then they may receive more reward, but that is purely because despite their work commitments they are still ensuring that they fulfil their religious obligation. This would not mean however that a person should try and look for work or take more work on.

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Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel