Hadith on Journeys: The Prohibition of Fasting during Journeys in Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1946
Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was on a journey and saw a crowd of people, and a man was being shaded (by them). He asked, “What is the matter?” They said, “He (the man) is fasting.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It is not righteousness that you fast on a journey.”

  • Meaning: This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah highlights that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) discouraged fasting during journeys in Islam. The Prophet (ﷺ) saw a man who was being shaded by a crowd of people while fasting during a journey. When he asked about the situation, he was informed that the man was fasting. The Prophet (ﷺ) then stated that fasting during a journey is not considered righteousness. This hadith serves as a guideline for Muslims regarding the permissibility of fasting during travels in Islamic teachings.