She is very upset because of her weight
Fatwa No: 131394

Question

salaam.
a girl is very upset with her weight, its 10 yrs now. she is suffereing from anemia and low blood pressure, so its too difficult for her to fast due to weakness and many time unable to do excresise due to tiredness.
she do not over eat but most of the time do not feel hungry.
are there any islamic ways to do reduce weight?
what dua she should make? over weight is a big problem for a girl. and the weight is increasing.doctor wont help but just earn money.
pls answer.
pls answer as soon as possible.
thanks.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

We have already published Fatwa 83282 clarifying the religious view in general about obesity and we mentioned some guidelines in this regard, so please refer to the above Fatwa.

As regards the supplication, she may supplicate with what she wishes of the supplications that mean what she wants, and she may supplicate with general supplications that are proven authentic, like the supplication of a person in distress. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Allaahumma rahmataka arjo fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata 'ayn, wa aslih li sha'ni kullahu, la ilaaha illa ant." "O Allaah, it is Your Mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You." [Ahmad and Abu Daawood]

You may also supplicate with the supplication of the Prophet Yoonus (Jonah)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention when he was in the belly of the whale. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "The Dua' (supplication) of Thun-Noon (Jonah) when he made this supplication when he was in the belly of the whale: “None has the right to be worshipped but You (Allaah). Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.” No Muslim man supplicates with this supplication except that Allaah answers his supplication." [Ahmad and At-Tirmithi] There is no difference here between a man and a woman, it applies – to any Muslim person.

On the other hand, this sister should consult trustworthy and experienced doctors and she should seek the Help of Allaah and not despair. Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “A strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allaah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone, (but) cherish that which gives you benefit (in the Hereafter) and seek help from Allaah and do not despair or be lazy.” [Muslim]

Allaah Knows best.

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