Being Forced to Drink the Child's Water and Break the Fast

Q: A relative of mine came from overseas for holiday. The wife carried hot water in a flask for the child's milk. At the airport in England, they asked her to drink the water (to see whether it is really water on something else). She explained that she is fasting. They said either she drinks little of the water or they will have to throw the water away. She therefore drank some of the water. Will she have to keep only qadhaa, or kaffarah as well?

A: She should make taubah for breaking the fast intentionally. However, she has to only observe qadhaa. There is no kaffaarah.

( باب ما يفسد به الصوم وتجب به الكفارة مع القضاء ) ... ( وغير مضطر ) إذا المضطر لا كفارة عليه ( لزمه القضاء ) استدراكا للمصلحة الفائتة (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوي ص663-664)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)