Intending Sawm in the morning

Q 2: What is the ruling on someone who intended Sawm (Fast) in the morning after the break of dawn though they have not drunk or eaten anything?

A: It is valid to have the intention to observe Sawm on the day if it is a supererogatory Sawm. If Sawm of that day is Wajib (obligatory), it is invalid if there is no intention before dawn. The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Whoever does not determine to fast by night has not fasted. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.