The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1581

If someone correctly quotes the words of Allah, Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ), [or the Twelve Imams (ʿA)] and then says ‘I lied’, or if at night he ascribes something false to them and on the following day when he is fasting he says ‘What I said last night is true’, then based on obligatory precaution his fast becomes invalid unless his intention is to explain the state of his information [i.e. he means to assert that it is true that he did actually say that last night, not that what he said is true].