His chief does not permit him to breakfast while working
Fatwa No: 90655

Question

I live in Germany and I work in a restaurant and my chief don't give me any time for Fitr in Ramadhaan 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?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

It is preferred for a fasting person to hasten in breaking his fast for the saying of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ): "My people will continue to be upon much virtue as long as they hasten in breaking the fast and delay the Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)." [Ahmad]

Therefore, whoever intentionally delays breaking the fast misses great blessings, so this is disliked.

If your employer 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 something in your mouth without any interruption in the work such as eating some dates or having some snacks or drinking something etc. Taking a meal can be delayed to the end of the work. We do not think that what we mentioned is impossible.

Allaah Knows best.

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