Q. I work in Saudi Arabia and my home town is in India. Last Ramadan I started my fasts in Saudi Arabia and then travelled to India which had a difference of 2 days. Do I have to fast for 30 days and leave the extra fasts or do I have to fast the extra fasts too?

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A. (by #DrZakirNaik): According to hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which says, “start your fast with the people who are starting the fast and break the fast when the people around you break the fast”. So if he lives in Saudi Arabia he should start his fast with the people of Saudi Arabia and if in between in Ramadan he goes back to his original home in India then he should fast till the time his people are fasting.  And I am aware many times there is a difference of couple of days. So if he starts his fast two days earlier and he goes to India. By the time he finishes his 30 fasts the people of India may still have 1 or 2 fasts left. But yet he has to continue fasting with the people of India even if it exceeds more…

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  1. Assalamualaikum..
    I want to know why is there a difference in ramzan begining dates in india and rest of the world countries. Being in india are we not losing one fasting day of ramzan?

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