Miscellaneous topics- Fatawa- Acts of worship- Fasting (1): Can a student break his fast during the exams?

2011-07-21


 Question:Can a student break his fast during exams?

 Answer: This question is asked  repeatedly by students most of whom are young people. In Islamic law, elderly people who cannot fast, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and sick  people whose illness prevents them from fasting are allowed to break their fast.

Scholars also mentioned people whose jobs are exhausting as being allowed to break their fast. I don't see any justification in Islamic law for students to break their fast because of the exam, especially that they are young people who should scarify for their religion.