Benefit: Ramaḍān - When is the Intention for Fasting Made?
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).
[A]: It is necessary to make the intention for the compulsory fast before Fajr. As for supererogatory fasts, then whenever the intention is made, even if it was done after sunrise, so long as he didn’t eat or drink, his fast is valid.
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).
Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg. 19.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed