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  • Suffers From Low Hemoglobin; Should he Fast?

    If someone has pulmonary embolism or pulmonary hypertension, or his Hemoglobin is very low (8.5) (Very strong Anemia) should he/she still fast? Jazzakum Allah Khairan .. More

  • Delaying Making up the Fasting because of Sickness

    Assalamu'alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa BarkatuhI missed fasts in Ramadan and did not finish making it all up even until now a few Ramadan has passed. Now Im unable to fast because of my sickness and I am not sure wether in the future Im going to be able to make up the few days that I wasn't able to finish making up. Ive read about the ruling of delaying.. More

  • Missing fast days due to illness

    I have had very long menstrual cycles and abnormal bleeding for most of Ramadan this year. I went to my doctor, and they have found that I have two polyps in my endometri that could be benign or cancerous and will need surgery in the next few weeks. Allah willing, it is just benign, but even now, when I am not bleeding, the pain is so bad that I have.. More

  • Whether sick person must offer expiation if he had sexual intercourse during daytime in Ramadan

    If I fast while I am sick, may I break my fast with sexual intercourse? .. More

  • Nature of sickness for which missed fasts are dropped

    I am a 50-year-old woman. I did not make up the days of fasting which I had missed in Ramadan during my menses. Now I fast Ramadan and six days of Shawwal. I am not able to fast the days that I missed because I am sick. Please advise me! .. More

  • Patient whose recovery is expected may not give Fidyah in Ramadhan

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that the rulings concerning the fasting of the sick is that if the sickness is chronic, then the fasting person only needs to feed a poor person for each missed day of Ramadan without making up for the missed days. But if a sickness is temporary, the scholars say that the sick person has to make up for all the missed days.. More

  • Inability to fast due to intense heat

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I made hijrah to a Muslim country 1,5 years ago, praise be to Allaah, but the problem is that last Ramadan, I tried to fast, but I could only fast one day, and that was a day where I was forced to stay in bed all day. Every time I would stand up, I would almost faint because it is so hot here, and if I drink, I become very.. More

  • Do lumps in the throat allow breaking one’s fast?

    I get cramps in the chest, this causes the need to drink water. What is the ruling if this happens while I am fasting? Please note that this happens to me even while I am not fasting because of smoking. .. More

  • Does depression allow breaking the fast?

    I suffer from depression. I mean depression as a sickness, not just a feeling. I have been suffering from depression for two years and a half. I saw many doctors but have had no success. A doctor advised me not to sleep during the daytime at all. I find great hardship in applying this advice during Ramadan. Am I allowed to break my fast lest the illness.. More

  • Breaking the fast according to a non-Muslim doctor's advice

    I suffer from lupus, a disease that affects the internal parts of the body. It affects my kidney, causing albumin in the urine. My condition improves sometimes and worsens at others. I am now feeling well because I regularly take the medicine. My doctor asks me not to fast but I am not convinced, maybe because he is Christian or because I am feeling.. More

  • The Fast of A Person Who Only Has One Kidney

    I have a question about fasting Ramadan. I have only one kidney because I was very sick. Can I fast in Ramadan? .. More

  • Surgery in Ramadan

    The last time I had my menses was in 28/08/2004. After my period had ended, I went to see the doctor. That was a short while before the next period was supposed to start. I went to the doctor because I felt like I was pregnant, which turned out to be correct. According to the doctor, my pregnancy started on 10/9/2004. I went to see the doctor again.. More

  • A sick person may break his fast regardless of when he will recover

    As far as fasting is concerned, what is the status of a sick person who does not know when he will recover? Should he fast? Should he make the intention for fasting? .. More

  • Epilepsy and fasting

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum! Are epileptics obliged to fast in Ramadan? The case I am asking about is that of an epileptic who takes medication at strictly regular times and needs to eat each time he takes the medicine in order to alleviate his stomachaches that are caused by the drug. If a person with such illness is not required to fast, then how much.. More

  • Fasting and spastic colon patients

    I have been suffering from spastic colon, which is sometimes associated with diarrhea, for many years. This means I need to drink plenty of water. Am I allowed to break my fast without bearing a sin? .. More