Does Anger Break The Fast?

Question: During Ramadan, if something angers a person thus while he is angry he begins to insult and curse, does this invalidate his fast or not?

Answer: That does not invalidate his fast, but it decreases his reward. Thus it is upon the Muslim to restrain himself, and guard his tongue from insults, cursing, backbiting, tale carrying and the like; things which Allah has prohibited during the fast and outside of the fast. Although during the fast these actions become more severe and it becomes more urgent for the person to guard the completeness of his fast, and to be far away from harming the people, and far away from being a cause for fitna, animosity, and division…

This is based on the statement of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم


“If one of you is fasting then let him not utter obscenities that day, or raise his voice, and if anyone insult him or tries to fight him then let him say, verily I am a person who is fasting.” (Agreed upon)

And with Allah lies all success and may the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, upon his family, and his companions.

هل يفسد صومه بالسب والشتم؟

في رمضان إذا غضب الإنسان من شيء وفي حالة غضبه نهر أو شتم فهل يبطل صيامه أم لا ؟

الحمد لله

“لا يبطل ذلك صومه ، ولكنه ينقص أجره ، فعلى المسلم أن يضبط نفسه ، ويحفظ لسانه من السبب والشتم والغيبة والنميمة ، ونحو ذلك ، مما حرم الله في الصيام وغيره ، وفي الصيام أشد وآكد محافظة على كمال صيامه ، وبعداً عما يؤذي الناس ، ويكون سبباً في الفتنة والبغضاء والفرقة ؛ لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم : (فإذا كان يوم صوم أحدكم فلا يرفث يومئذ ، ولا يسخب ، فإن سابه أحد أو قاتله فليقل إني امرؤ صائم) متفق عليه

وبالله التوفيق ، وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم” انتهى

اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء


[Source: The Permanent Committee of Scholars|Translated by: Rasheed Barbee]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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