Breaking a Fast on the Advice of a Doctor

Q: A person while fasting in the month of Ramadhaan had fallen ill. The doctor advised him to break his fast. Is he sinful for doing so and will both qadha and kaffarah be waajib or only qadha?

A: If one is unable to continue the fast, then it is permissible for him to break the fast and make qadha of the broken fast after Ramadhaan. Kaffarah will not be compulsory upon him.

المريض إذا خاف على نفسه التلف أو ذهاب عضو يفطر بالإجماع وإن خاف زيادة العلة وامتداده فكذلك وعليه القضاء إذا أفطر كذا في المحيط (الفتاوى الهندية ج1 ص207)

( أو مريض خاف الزيادة ) لمرضه (الدر المختار 2/422-فصل في العوارض المبيحة لعدم الصائم)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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