Not Fasting Due to a Chronic Condition Requiring Medication


Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: I’ve not fasted in Ramadan since i had an illness at the age of 12.  I’m 38 now and still on medication. The illness can become worse if i stop taking the medicine i.e 2 to 3 times a day.. I have tried keeping fast before, but every time i don’t eat my tablets for a few days, my condition becomes from bad to worse. My medication is for a lifetime. What would you suggest?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

The following answer addresses your case. May Allah grant you a quick and complete recovery, and ease all your affairs. Barak Allahu fikum.

Long-Term Illness that Prevents Fasting

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani