If a person consumes anything because he did not remember he was fasting, the fast is not broken.
If a person consumes or drinks anything during the day in Ramadan because he truly forgot that he was fasting, the fast will not break. This is irrespective of how much he eats or drinks, so long as he stops eating or drinking immediately as soon as he remembers or is reminded.
It is narrated from Abu Hurayrah by Imam Muslim (§1155) that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
Whosoever eats or drinks because he forgot he was fasting should complete his fast, for it is only Allah who has fed him and given him drink.عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، – رضى الله عنه – قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ مَنْ … Continue reading
It is mentioned in al-Hidayah and other key Hanafi texts:
If a fasting person eats, drinks or engages in intercourse during the day due to forgetfulness, the fast is not broken [1/120].
وإذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع نهارا ناسيا لم يفطر
And Allah Almighty knows best.
14 Ramadan 1443 H.
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