What Are the Islamic Rulings Related to Someone Suffering From Dementia?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum My grandma has totally lost her mind. She doesn’t know what she is saying, can’t eat, or relieve herself, so the family need to do everything for her. a. Is she exempt from prayers? b. Does she still have to cover herself in the presence of non-mehram […]

My Mother Is in a Coma. Is It Permissible to Stop Hydration?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My mother has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). There is no known cure. Two weeks ago she was put on an IV in order to receive hydration. For 10 days she has been in a coma. Her doctor has recommended that we stop hydration to […]

Extending Life Support When No Recovery is Expected

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What would be the Islamic position on terminating life support when someone enters into a ‘”vegetative state?” Can Muslims state, in their will, their desire not to be kept alive by machines? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permitted to stop […]