Does Anger Invalidate Fasting?
On Ramadan, someone was angry because of a thing. During his emotional state, he scorned and snapped. Was such deed invalidate his fasting?
Being angry doesn’t invalidate his fasting, but reduces it’s reward. Therefore, it is a must for a muslim to restrain himself and his words from mocking other, gossiping, slandering, and other prohibited deeds on Ramadan and on other months as well.
And this self-restraining supposed to be stricter on the month of Ramadan, to preserve the perfection of his fasting, and to avoid all hurtful acts to others, that cause defamation, hostility, and disunity, based on the saying of the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- ,
وَإِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ صَوْمِ أَحَدِكُمْ فَلاَ يَرْفُثْ وَلاَ يَصْخَبْ فَإِنْ سَابَّهُ أَحَدٌ أَوْ قَاتَلَهُ فَلْيَقُلْ إِنَّي امْرُؤٌ صَائِمٌ
“If one of you is observing Saum (fast), he should avoid saying words that contain sexual matters, and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am observing Saum (fast).'”(Muttafaqun ‘alaih)
And the guidance is with Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon our Prophet, Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
(Fatwas of the Lajnah Ad Daimah Lil Buhutsil ‘Ilmiyah Wal Ifta’, X/333).
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