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Exemptions from fasting during Ramadan

Some of my Saudi friends (cabin crew) don’t fast during Ramadan. They always make excuses that there are exceptions during travelling. Is that correct?


If your friends don’t fast while flying, and fast for equal number of days later, it is fine. But they must fast for equal number of days later, as the Quran says:
“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.”