Sehri time miscalculations

Mar 22, 2024 | Sawm (Fasting)


Sehri time ended at 4:14, I thought Sehri ended at 4:18, when I actually checked whilst still eating I realised that the sehri end time had finished as it was 4:16, I stopped eating but had a glass of water to quickly flush the food down without thinking, does this count as intentional eating and if so would I need to give kaffarah for it?


If you mistakenly ate due to believing that the time for fasting had not begun and then realised that it had, you would have to make up for that fast after Ramadan but it does not necessitate the expiation (kaffarah) as this counts as a mistake. Additionally, you must continue the day as if you were fasting, out of respect for the sanctity of Ramadan.

الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار (ص146): (وإن أفطر خطأ) كأن تمضمض فسبقه الماء أو شرب نائما أو ‌تسحر ‌أو ‌جامع ‌على ‌ظن ‌عدم ‌الفجر

رد المحتار (2/ 401): (قوله: وإن أفطر خطأ) شرط جوابه قوله الآتي قضى فقط وهذا شروع في القسم الثاني وهو ما يوجب القضاء دون الكفارة بعد فراغه مما لا يوجب شيئا والمراد بالمخطئ من فسد صومه بفعله المقصود دون قصد الفساد نهر عن الفتح

الاختيار لتعليل المختار (1/ 132): وأما إذا تسحر يظنه ‌ليلا ‌والفجر ‌طالع، أو أفطر يظنه ليلا والشمس طالعة فإنما يفطر لفوات الركن وهو الإمساك ولا كفارة لقيام العذر وهو عدم التعمد

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

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