I work in a fish factory, and I get tired a lot; is it permitted to break the fast during certain days when the blessed month of Ramadan comes, – Allah willing – knowing that I can not take vacation during the month of Ramadan;then what should I do?


Praise be to Allah, and blessings and greetings be upon the Messenger of Allah:


If you’re traveling, you it is permitted to break the fast; if you’re sick and you is difficult to fast, you it is allowed to break the fast; and you have in both cases replace the days that you have not fasted the month of Ramadan, according to His word (exalted be He): {And whoever is ill or on a journey let him fast the same number other days. – Allah intends for you ease, and He does not desire difficulty for you, so you should complete the number and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for having guided you and that you may be grateful}! [Al-Baqara : 185].


But apart from that, it is not lawful for you to break the fast, even if you work and you get tired at work, unless you are unable to, then at that time: {Allah does not impose upon any soul a load greater than its capacity}[Al-Baqarah: 286].

And you can try to take a vacation during the month of fasting, or you can look for another job less difficult; but in all cases, you need fast unless you are sick or traveling. And Allah knows best.


Dr. Al-Salmaane’Oudah