Assalaam ‘alaykum all beloved eShaykh staff.
Dear Sheikh I have the habit of waking up late for Sehri and consequently I eat or drink till the last minute. I’m also a smoker. The time we have in our calender is for the time of the capital city. I live somewhere else and I noticed that there is a difference of two minutes between where i live and the capital. so for Sehri its two minutes earlier. i have been eating or drinking or even smoking till last minute according to capital time.
Was my fast valid Sheikh? Its due to negligence from my part. Sheikh Gibril told me to stop smoking when you were here. I’m sorry Sheikh. I still have not. Please pray for me.
wa `alaykum salam,
The purpose of giving Sadaqatul-fitr before Eidul-Adha is to correct any shortcoming in our fast. I hope you paid this special and required sadaqah. If you did not pay this sadaqah ($10), please do it right away to secure validity of your fast.