Intending Sawm in the morning

Question: What is the ruling on someone who intended Sawm (Fast) in the morning after the break of dawn though they have not drunk or eaten anything?

Answer: It is valid to have the intention to observe Sawm on the day if it is a supererogatory Sawm. If Sawm of that day is Waajib (obligatory), it is invalid if there is no intention before dawn. The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Whoever does not determine to fast by night has not fasted..read more here.

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