Lying Does Not Invalidate One’s Fast
Fatwa No: 379210

Question

Assalamualaikum.I work in a company.there I have to write some documents which are not true.I can't avoid it.does it invalidate my fast??I try not to write but some things need to write.what should I do???please help me.I am really concern about it.does writting this kind of false dacument invalidate fast???

Answer

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  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The documents you write do not affect the validity of your fast and does not make it invalid. However, it does reduce your reward as narrated by Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who stated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink.” [Al-Bukhari]

Therefore, you are not required to make up for the days you had fasted while writing these documents. However, you should repent to Allah and refrain from such false documents.

Allah knows best.

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