A Muslim travelling by plane from Riyadh to Cairo in Ramadaan, can he break his fast?

Question: If a Muslim is flying from Riyadh to Cairo during Ramadaan, is it permissible for them to break their Sawm (fast)?

Answer: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) allows His slaves to break their Sawm while travelling in order to make things easy for them and to spare them any hardship. Allaah loves that His servants take advantage of His concessions, just as He abhors that they commit His Prohibitions… read more here.

Can Truck drivers skip to observe Sawm (Fast) during the month of Ramadaan?

Question: Some truck drivers travel all year long due to the nature of their work. Is it permissible for them not to observe Sawm (Fast) during the month of Ramadaan? When are they required to make up for these missed days of Sawm? Or are they not permitted to break their Sawm during Ramadaan?

Answer: If the distance they travel is equal to the distance over which it is permissible to shorten Salaah (Prayers), then they are permitted to break their Sawm during their journeys. They must make up for the days of Sawm that they miss before the start of the following month of Ramadaan… read more here.

The distance allowing shortening Salaah during travel

Question: What is the distance of travel in kilometres that warrants breaking Sawm (Fast)? What if a traveller observes Sawm?

Answer: Some scholars maintain that one is allowed to shorten a four-Rak`ah Salaah (Prayer consisting of four units) and break Sawm during the daytime in Ramadaan in any travel in the literal sense, i.e. Whether the distance is long or short. However, the majority of scholars stipulate a distance of about 80 km… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse during the day of Ramadaan while on a journey

Question: Two travelling spouses availing themselves of the Rukhsah (concession) allowing travellers not to observe Sawm (Fast) and to shorten Salaah (Prayer); what is the ruling on their having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadaan?

Answer: Travellers are allowed to refrain from Sawm during the daytime in Ramadaan, but they should make up for it later, because Allaah (Exalted be He) says: …and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Accordingly, it is permissible for them to eat, drink, and have sexual intercourse as long as they are travelling… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Whoever fasts will have one reward and whoever breaks their fast will have two rewards”

Question: What is the meaning of the Prophet’s statement: “Whoever fasts will have one reward and whoever breaks their fast will have two rewards”?

Answer: The authentic report in this regard is narrated by Muslim in his authentic collection of hadeeths on the authority of Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said… read more here.

Nonobservance of Sawm (fast) by a traveler during Ramadaan

Question: People have differed concerning breaking Sawm (Fast) during the month of Ramadaan for a person who is on a journey coming from the south of the kingdom to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). What is the ruling on this matter? May Allaah grant you success in Sawm and Qiyaamul-Layl (optional Prayer at night) during this month!

Answer: It is permissible for a traveler during Ramadaan to break Sawm and shorten the four-Rak`ah Salaahs (Prayers consisting of four units), which is the better course of action than Sawm and offering complete number of Rak`ahs. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allaah loves that His Concessions be availed of, just as He loves that His Commands be abided by. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: It is not righteousness to fast while travelling.read more here.

Ruling on offering Salaah and observing Sawm during travel

Question: What are the rulings related to Salaah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fast) during travel? Which is better: offering Salah in full and observing Sawm, or making use of the Rukhsah (concession), i.e. Shortening Salaah and breaking Sawm? Please, bear in mind that long-distance travel at the present time neither takes much time nor causes hardship.

Answer: It is permissible for a traveler during Ramadaan to break Sawm and shorten the four-Rak`ah Salaahs (Prayers consisting of four units), which is the better course of action than Sawm and offering complete number of Rak`ahs. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allaah loves that His Concessions be availed of, just as He loves that His Commands be abided by. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: It is not righteousness to fast while traveling.read more here.