The time an airline passenger should break Sawm, Traveling after the end of Ramadan to another country where it is still Ramadan

The time an airline passenger should
break Sawm
Q 2: A fasting person on a plane finds out by glancing at the watch or being informed by phone that it is time to break Sawm (Fast) in the country over which the plane is flying; may they break their Sawm although they can still see the sun because of the altitude of the plane? What is the ruling in case a person breaks Sawm in a given country but when the plane takes off they still can see the sun?
A: If a fasting person is on a plane and learns either by checking the time on their watch or being informed by a phone call that it is time in the country over which the plane is flying to break Sawm, but they can still see the sun because of the altitude at which the plane is flying, it is not permissible for them to break Sawm because Allah (Exalted be He) says:
…then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall The time limit (i.e. nightfall) specified by this Ayah is not met in the case in question, since the sun continues to be seen. However, if a fasting person breaks Sawm in a given country after the setting of the sun, but when the plane takes off they still can see the sun, they should retain their state of having broken Sawm because they fall under the same ruling as the residents of the country from which they took off, where the sun has set while they were there.
May Allah grant us success.

Traveling after the end of Ramadan to another country where it is still Ramadan
A: If someone, after completing the Sawm of Ramadan in their country, breaks the Sawm on the first day of Shawwal on a Shar`y (Islamically legal) basis, they should not observe Sawm if they happen to travel to another country where people are still fasting because Ramadan, according to their sighting, has begun there on a later date. This is because they are to abide by the calendar of the country where they initiated their Sawm provided that ending the Sawm was founded on a Shar`y basis. However, they should not eat openly lest discord should take place. And Allah knows best.
May Allah grant us success.

May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
http://www.alifta.com sawm fatwas

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