I was fasting not during ramadan and i forgot and ate before sunset.
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i was fasting not during ramadan and i forgot and ate before sunset . can i continue my fasting or i have to break my fast . i mean is it different between ramadan and any other month if i forgot and ate before sunset ?
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Eat forgetfully in fast
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.662 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "If somebody eats something forgetfully while he is fasting, then he should complete his fast, for Allah has made him eat and drink."
If one forgetfully eats or drinks during ones obligatory fasts of Ramadan, one should continue and complete their fast until sunset; as eating or drinking something forgetfully does not invalidate or break the fast, regardless of whether one has consumed only a mouthful or one has had a stomach full!
But if one is performing a voluntary fast at any other time other than Ramadan and one happens to eat or drink forgetfully, one has the option to break their fast or continue it, if they wish to do so. Eating or drinking forgetfully does not by itself break or invalidate the fast, regardless of whether it is obligatory or voluntary; it is only the intentional eating or drinking which would invalidate and break the fast.
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