Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani was asked:

Questioner: A person broke their fast in Ramadan. That is: a person hit him and he lost consciousness. When he recovered, they gave him water to drink. So did he break his fast deliberately or not?

Shaikh: Did he drink the water by his own choice or did they give him the water to drink?

Questioner: By his choice

Shaikh: Why?

Questioner: Because he was not able to stand

Shaikh: What?

Questioner: He fainted after being hit and he was not able to stand until he was given water to drink

Shaikh: After his consciousness was lost, what happened with him?

Questioner: They awakened him using ammonia. When he awoke, he requested water

Abu Layla: When he recovered, he asked to drink water

Questioner: He was not able to stand

Shaikh: He makes up the day [i.e. he makes up the fast]

Questioner: That is: he did not break the fast deliberately?

Shaikh: He did not do so deliberately, but due to a sickness or a symptom

Question: He did not have a sickness

Shaikh: I said to you: due to a sickness that was present

Questioner: Thank you Virtuous Shaikh”

[Silsilatul-Huda wan-Nur no. 325]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan