Hadith on Travel: Permission to break fast before intending to travel

Muhammad ibn Ka’b reported: I came to Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, during Ramadan and he intended to travel. His mount was prepared for him and he put on his traveling clothes. He called for some food and he ate it. I said to him, “Is it the Sunnah?” Anas said, “Yes, it is the Sunnah.” Then he departed.

Al-Tirmidhi said, “Some of the people of knowledge adhered to this tradition. They said a traveler may break his fast in his house before leaving. He may not shorten his prayers until he leaves the borders of the city or town.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 799

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ أَنَّهُ قَالَ أَتَيْتُ أَنَسَ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه فِي رَمَضَانَ وَهُوَ يُرِيدُ سَفَرًا وَقَدْ رُحِلَتْ لَهُ رَاحِلَتُهُ وَلَبِسَ ثِيَابَ السَّفَرِ فَدَعَا بِطَعَامٍ فَأَكَلَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ سُنَّةٌ قَالَ سُنَّةٌ ثُمَّ رَكِبَ

وَقَدْ ذَهَبَ بَعْضُ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ إِلَى هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ وَقَالُوا لِلْمُسَافِرِ أَنْ يُفْطِرَ فِي بَيْتِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَخْرُجَ وَلَيْسَ لَهُ أَنْ يَقْصُرَ الصَّلاَةَ حَتَّى يَخْرُجَ مِنْ جِدَارِ الْمَدِينَةِ أَوِ الْقَرْيَةِ

799 سنن الترمذي كتاب الصوم باب من أكل ثم خرج يريد سفرا

799 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي