She broke her Fast intentionally because of Exams

She broke her Fast intentionally because of Exams

Question :

I am a young lady and my circumstances forced me to break my fast six days during the month of Ramadhan intentionally. The reason was the situations of exams, because they began during the month of Ramadhan and the subjects were difficult. Had I not broken my fast these days, I would not have been able to study the subjects due to their level of difficulty. I hope that you can benefit me. What should I do so that Allâh will forgive me? May Allâh reward you with good.


You must repent from that and make up for the days that you broke your fast. Allâh accepts the repentance of whoever repents. The reality of repentance by which Allâh wipes away sins is to abstain from the sin and avoid it out of respect for Allâh and fear of His punishment. The person should also feel guilt for what he did in the past and he should be truly determined not to repeat this act. If the sin was an act of oppression against the servants (of Allâh), then the completion of the repentance is to give them their rights. Allâh said:
"And all of you repent to Allah, O you believers, so that perhaps you will be successful."

And He said:
"O you who believe, repent to Allah with sincere repentance."

The Prophet said:
"Repentance wipes away what was before it."

And he said:
"Whoever has any act of oppression against his brother concerning his honor or anything, then let him clear it up today before there is no dinar or dirham. If he has any righteous deeds, deductions will be made from his good deeds according to the amount of his oppression. If he has no good deeds, deductions will be made from the evil deeds of his friend and they will be placed upon him."

This was recorded by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih. And Allâh is the Giver of success.

Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 3 Pages 324-325

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