Delaying iftar after sunset time


What’s the ruling regarding a fasting person who did not instantly open his fast (Iftar) and he delayed it?


When it’s time for Iftar and one has full confirmation that it is now sunset time, then, fast should be opened instantly as delaying it without any valid reason is against Sunnah. For argument sake, if one does delay opening the fast, even then fast would still be considered to be valid. However, the action of delaying is against Sunnah and this should not be repeated again.

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Ikram Attari

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