Is it permissible for the Worker to break his Fast?

Is it permissible for the Worker to break his Fast?

Question :

I heard a Khatib from the Imams of the Masjids, on the second Jumu'ah of the blessed month of Ramadhan, giving permission for the worker whose work is strenuous on him, and who has no income other than this work of his, to break his fast. He said that this worker should feed a poor person for each day of the days of Ramadhan and he set an amount of 15 dirhams of cash that should be paid (for the food). Is there an authentic evidence for this from the Book and the Sunnah?


It is not permissible for the responsible person to break his fast during the daytime in Ramadhan simply because the person is a worker. However, if he meets with extreme difficulty that forces him to break his fast during the day, then he may break his fast according to what the difficulty demands. Then, he should abstain (from food, drink, etc.) until sunset and break his fast with the people. Then, he must make up for that day during which he broke his fast. The Fatwa (ruling) that you mentioned is not correct.

The Permanent Committee
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 3 Page 288

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