Intentionally eating during the daytime in Ramadan
Q: What is the ruling on
a fasting person who eats deliberately during the daytime in Ramadan
and then repents to Allah? Is their Tawbah (repentance) acceptable?
Yes, their Tawbah will be accepted if all the Tawbah conditions are met, which are: feeling deep remorse for the sin committed, refraining absolutely from it and firmly resolving never to do it again. There is a fourth condition in case sins involve encroachment upon the rights of others, which is asking the person whom one wronged for forgiveness or restoring their right, either by Qisas (just retaliation) or the like. Allah (Glorified be He) says:
And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them, (till his death).
(Part No. 10; Page No. 249) This is in addition to many other references in the Qur'an and the Sunnah to the same effect.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.