Going to a Gynaecologist for a Check-up whilst Fasting

Q: What is the Shar’ee ruling regarding a woman who goes to the gynaecologist for a check-up whilst fasting? Does the fast become nullified through the gynaecologist inserting medication into the private organ?

A: If medication or any moist substance is inserted into the private organ of a fasting woman the fast will be nullified. However, if a dry object is inserted during the medical examination the fast will not be nullified. If a dry object was inserted and removed and thereafter re-inserted whilst moist the fast will be nullified.

أو أدخل إصبعه اليابسة فيه أي دبره أو فرجها ولو مبتلة فسد (در المختار ج2 ص397)

ولو أدخل إصبعه في استه والمرأة في فرجها لا يفسد وهو المختار إلا إذا كانت مبتلة بالماء أو الدهن فحينئذ يفسد لوصول الماؤ أو الدهن (الفتاؤى الهندية ج1 ص204)

Ahsanul Fataawa pg.454/455, Bahishti Zewar vol.3 pg.69, Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah vol.15 pg.185, Fataawa Raheemiyyah vol.7 pg.256

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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