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  • Is it permissible for the renal failure patient to break fasting? Date: 16-9-2009

    My brother suffers from renal failure and he must use a blood filter for the whole night as well as taking medications during the daytime. Now, he is fasting in Ramadhaan, but I want to know whether it is permissible for him to break the fast or not. May Allaah reward you... More

  • Breaking fasting because of having surgery in Ramadan Date: 16-9-2009

    I suffer from obesity and my specialist doctor may perform Lap Banding surgeryon me within few days or perhaps even during Ramadhaan. After the operation, I may have to break my fast in order to take the medications or because of repeated vomiting. Should I only make up for the missed fasting days or do I have to offer expiation too?.. More

  • The fast of the cerebral palsy patient Date: 10-8-2009

    My daughter suffers from congenital cerebral palsy. She hears, but cannot speak; she also cannot move or sit because of the damaged parts of her brain. It is possible to say that she is mentally retarded. Although she is ‎now more than twelve years old, her cognitive abilities are very weak. I do not know how to tell her about the existence of Allaah.. More

  • Should liver patients who take medicine every 12 hours fast or not? Date: 10-8-2009

    I am a doctor, and I follow up on patients with liver transplantations. Such patients become physically capable of fasting six months after the operation. However, the problem is that they must take immunosuppressive capsules every 12 hours orally, which means that they will break the fast despite their physical ability. The patients want to.. More

  • Broke his fast due to a pain in his stomach Date: 16-11-2005

    I'm fasting but suddenly I felt sick my stomach keep giving me a lot of trouble. I vomit more than once. The pain continue to go on, I know nothing to do. As result I take water to avoid dehydration. Those this mean that Kaffara was on me?.. More

  • He can fast only some days of Ramadan Date: 25-10-2005

    My question is very sensitive and important for me. I'm very much afraid of Allaah and Al-hamdulillah, on Tawheed and try to follow Islam as much as possible and I teach people Islam and do Da'wa work also. And I have learnt a lot from your website Al-hamdulillah, and Allaah will give you reward for this, Inshaa Allaah. The problem is I cannot.. More

  • Claims he can't fast and hates it Date: 3-3-2005

    I cannot fast I hate fasting Ramadhaan I have ulcer, and if I don't eat a bite every hour or so I feel sick and if I don't smoke and have coffee I feel bad terribly bad but I do all this secretly in order not to disturb other fasting Muslims and since the last 5 years or so I am paying about 10 Saudi Riyals to charity office for every day I am.. More

  • Taking medication during Ramadan Date: 27-12-2004

    Due to health reason, my father needs to consume medicine in the form of tablet 3 xs per day. Failing to do so will 'most definitely' (per medical advice) lead to high blood pressure which put his health condition in danger. My question is: can he consume the 2nd tablet while fasting since ideally, it should be taken during lunch time. Currently,.. More

  • Taking vital medication during Ramadan Date: 5-12-2004

    I have a heart disease which is Mitral Valve prolapsed, and I take Metoprolol (beta-blocker) every 12 hours to regulate the heart beats.. I try my best to wake for Suhoor during Ramadhaan and take the medicine, but when I sleep until after Fajr, I don't fast that day to take the medicine.. Is what I do right? And should I eat normally all day.. More

  • Past bad experience led to missing fast Date: 24-11-2004

    When I was eleven, I suffered from severe breathlessness as I didn't want to break Wudu for prayers. I couldn't fast properly that day. I felt I was about to die any moment. That day worried everyone. So whenever I express my intention to fast, everyone is up in arms reminding me that I fell sick in a horrible way and they don't want.. More

  • Wants to adjust fasting hours for medical reasons Date: 17-11-2004

    I am a 26-years-old female, living in New Zealand. I have currently been told by the doctors that I have Anemia (low iron in my blood)-and that I have a stone in my kidney and would require surgery (though during fasting my kidney doesn't hurt). My question is, we fast in New Zealand for around 15 hours (Imsak 4.45am, and Iftaar is nearing.. More

  • Fasting with diabetes Date: 1-11-2004

    I have diabetes and take tablets to control it. I can take tablets before the Suhoor and after Ifthar. The doctor normally says that it is not good to fast. I myself did not feel that much difference last year when I kept fasting. What is the ruling on me fasting? .. More

  • A medical condition which makes fasting difficult Date: 19-5-2004

    I have had a condition called Achalasia - a dysfunction of the muscles of the esophagus and a tightening of the entrance to the stomach. I would like to know if I am exemptfrom fastening since I was advised to eat small portions of food at regular intervals. If I do not eat or drink for a long time I notice a difficulty in swallowing... More

  • Fasting for a diabetic patient Date: 1-1-2004

    I am a diabetic patient and I take insulin and tablet. Is it compulsory for me to fast?.. More

  • Compelled to take pills during Ramadan daytime Date: 16-12-2003

    I have witnessed brothers who are mostly refugees from Ethiopia and Somalia resettling in USA being made to break their fast so that they can swallow preventive malarial tablets. What is the ruling regarding this disturbing deed?.. More