Can you break your fast because of severe illness? -Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadi al-Waadi’ee

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Can you break your fast because of severe illness?

By Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee may Allah have mercy on him

Question: What is the ruling of breaking one’s fast because of having a continuous chronic sickness for several years?

Answer: If the doctors decide that there is no hope for recovery, and Allah is ash-Shaafi (the One who cures), it is possible for that person to be healed. But they decided there is no hope for recovery then there is no problem in feeding a poor person everyday. Just as our Lord said,

وَعَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ ۥ فِدۡيَةٌ۬ طَعَامُ مِسۡكِينٍ۬‌ۖ

“And as for those who can fast with difficulty they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskîn (poor person) (for every day).” [Baqarah: 184]

Thus, when Anas bin Maalik wasn’t able to fast anymore he would feed a poor person every day.

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Translated by: Abu Awzaa’ee AbdusSalaam

الفقير الى الله

 

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