The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1581

If someone correctly quotes the words of Allah the Exalted, the Most Noble Prophet (Ṣ), [or the Infallible 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 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].