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  • Does chronic headache permit breaking the fast? Date: 28-5-2015

    After five years of working in the field of civil aviation, I was afflicted with severe headaches and thus underwent three surgical operations. Such attacks did not stop and even became chronic. This necessitates taking strong pain killers. While fasting, the headache becomes even more severe, and I experience great difficulty in completing my fast... More

  • Psychological illness and fasting Date: 28-5-2015

    We have a relative who has psychological disorders when he fasts. He insults and abuses those around him. Whenever he hears the coming of Ramadan, he hates it due to this problem. He suffers from this problem since several years. He says that he consumes khat (a plant that contains psychoactive ingredients and is mostly consumed in Yemen and Somalia)... More

  • Rulings related to the one who suffers from renal failure Date: 27-5-2015

    I suffer from a renal failure since two years. May Allah keep it away from you. Praise be to Allah, I underwent a kidney transplant, and it approximately works 65 or 70 percent. It is well known that the one who underwent a kidney transplant should drink a lot of liquids and regularly take medicine. What is the ruling on fasting in this case? .. More

  • Ruling on the fast of the one who underwent kidney transplant surgery Date: 27-5-2015

    I have undergone a kidney transplant surgery, and after consulting the doctor regarding fasting, he prevented me from fasting. What should I do, knowing that I give food as an expiation for each day that I do not fast? .. More

  • What is the nature of sickness that permits one to break his fast? Date: 27-5-2015

    When I was 15 years old, I used to be ill very often. My father used to tell me to break my fast during the month of Ramadan. I did this for 10 days and then made up for them. I used to feel that I was able to fast. Should I offer an expiation for those days or not? .. More

  • Ruling on fasting for a woman who cannot bear hunger and thirst Date: 27-5-2015

    My wife has a sickness in her stomach. She throws up blood. Last year, her doctor advised her not to fast because she would not have been able to stand hunger and thirst. My question is whether or not my wife is required to fast this year. .. More

  • She finds it painful to fast because of retinal detachment Date: 27-9-2014

    Salam alaikum I have a medical condition called retinal detachment that caused me to be legally blind in one eye. If I have headache ,hungry, lack of sleep, light too bright it put pressure on the eye and caused immense pain.During Ramadan I had a hard time to fast because of the pain I have to break my fast. Only days I fast is if I take pain killer.. More

  • A woman doing IVF may abstain from fasting upon the advice of a reliable doctor Date: 27-7-2014

    Alsalam alikom My question medical and religious at the same time, I am currently doing procedures process IVF would be the return of the embryos at the beginning of Ramadan insha Allaah and the duration of fasting we have in Britain is about 19 hours advised by the medical team that I deal with him not to fast until the outcome of pregnancy around.. More

  • Sickness and rulings pertaining to fasting Date: 15-6-2014

    What is the ruling on fasting concerning a patient who suffers from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart troubles? Is the fasting valid despite his extreme suffering? Is it obligatory for him to fast, or is he allowed to abandon fasting? .. More

  • One who suffers a curable sickness is allowed to break his fast in Ramadan Date: 15-6-2014

    What is the ruling concerning someone who is suffering from hepatitis and cannot stop taking the prescribed medicine? Is he allowed to break his fast in Ramadan? If yes, what are the consequent measures he has to observe? .. More

  • Breaking one's fast at home after intending to travel Date: 16-7-2013

    I am a Moroccan citizen and I live in Spain. This year, praise be to Allaah The Almighty, we spent eleven days of Ramadhaan in our homeland and then we intended to travel to our place of residence in Spain. Out of my desire to act upon the Hadeeth in which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, mentioned that Allaah The Almighty Likes that His.. More

  • Performing non-urgent surgery during Ramadan Date: 26-7-2012

    Can I perform surgery that is not urgent during Ramadhaan for a patient upon his request that entails breaking his fast? .. More

  • Fasting of a psychologically disordered patient Date: 23-7-2012

    When someone with mental illness is scheduled for an important interview in Ramadhaan and thus he needs to take medication in order to be able to express himself, what is the Sharee‘ah ruling on breaking the fast in such a case?.. More

  • Effect of dialysis on fasting Date: 23-7-2012

    Someone suffering from kidney failure needs dialysis three times a week. Knowing that some solutions, such as glucose, are given to him during the dialysis session as medicine, not as food, what is the Sharee‘ah ruling on fasting in such a case?.. More

  • A transplanted kidney and ability to fast Date: 16-9-2009

    I suffered kidney failure and underwent kidney transplant. At the beginning, doctors advised me not to fast, but after three years, they differed whether I should fast or not. Some doctors said I would be able to fast, while others disagreed, considering that fasting might weaken the transplanted kidney. What should I do if I did not fast as some.. More

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