Breaks his Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan

Q 8: What is the ruling on the Sawm (Fast) of a person who gets angry, reviles and abuses others a lot?

A: A Muslim should guard his tongue against cursing and insulting others at all times especially during the month of Ramadan. Reviling and abusing others is not of the morals of Islam. Moreover, one should keep his organs away from what Allah has prohibited. If a person abuses or reviles against him, he should say: "I am observing Sawm." The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught his Ummah (nation) to behave in such a manner. He who curses or abuses others is a sinner. But his Sawm is valid, though the reward of Sawm decreases according to what he says of cursing and committing of sins. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If one does not eschew lies, false conduct, speaking bad words to others, (Part No. 10; Page No. 369) Allah has no need that he should abstain from his food and his drink." This Hadith was reported by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.