His chief does not permit him to breakfast while working

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I live in Germany and I work in a restaurant and my chief don't give me any time for Fitr in Ramadan because he says it is not his problem and I work from 18 h till 22 h what shall I do if I do not eat anything till 22 it is too much to be honest and I need this job. What shall I do?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

It is preferred for the fasting person to hasten in breaking the fast for the saying of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ): "My people will continue to be upon virtue as long as they hasten in breaking the fast." [Ahmad] Whoever delays in breaking the fast intentionally, misses great blessings so, it is disliked.

If your chief does not permit you to break the fast during work, it does not mean that you are not able to have something in your mouth during work. It is very possible to have some thing in your mouth without any interruption in the work such as eating some dates or having some snacks or to drink something etc. Taking a meal can be delayed to the end of the work. We do not think that what we mentioned is impossible.

Allah Knows best.

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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