Tag: Sick

Does Fasting in Ramaḍān Become Obligatory During the Day If a Legislated Exemption Ends? (i.e. Travel, Illness, Menses, Postpartum Period)

Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1421 AH] said: The example of the person of which fasting becomes obligatory in the middle of the day—such that this person is subjected to either fasting [immediately] or on another day—[includes]: the woman whose menses cease, a woman whose postpartum period finishes, and a traveller who returns home [during the day] whilst not in a fasting state. These are three issues to which we will add a fourth: a sick person who makes a recovery.   We collectively liken this to the issue of removing that which prevents the fast during the day [of obligatory...

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Should the Sick Person Fast in Ramaḍān?

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-Uthaymīn [d. 1421 AH] said: We say that if fasting causes harm to a sick person, then it would be ḥarām for that sick person to fast. If someone was to say: ‘What is the measure of [this] harm?’ We say [in answer]: Harm [referred to here] is conceptualised with the senses and with that which has been related to us. As for the senses: It is for the sick person to recognise that fasting is causing him harm, [or] the causative factor of the pains he experiences, [or] obligates a delay in his recovery or anything that holds similarity [to these factors]. As for that...

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The Fasting of the Traveller or the Sick

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1421] said: [Q]: Is it better for a traveller or a sick person to fast or not? [A]: We say: It is best for them both to do what is easiest for them. For if there is some harm that comes to either of these categories of people due to fasting, fasting then becomes impermissible, for the saying of the Most High: وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيمًا ‎﴿٢٩﴾ ‘And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful.’ [Al-Nisāʾ, 4:29] This āyah proves that whatever causes harm to a person...

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