Praise be to Allaah.
When the month of Ramadan begins, every Muslim who is
accountable, not travelling and in good health is obliged to fast. Allah
says (interpretation of the meaning):
“So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night
of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm
(fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of
days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other
So fasting is obligatory even at times when it is hot,
because fasting Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam. If a person fasts
and then suffers intense thirst in which there is the fear that he may die,
he may break the fast by drinking enough to keep him alive, then he should
refrain from eating and drinking, and make up that day at another time. And
Allah knows best.
And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah send blessings
and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions. End
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah – vol. 2, 9/145.