Schizophrenia – Fiqh Ruling

Shaykh Salman Younas is asked about the level or degree of religious responsibility of a person who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have schizophrenia as diagnosed by a doctor who is not Muslim. Am I held responsible in terms of prayer, fasting etc? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam […]

Do Mental Disorders Lift the Obligation of Hajj? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I have been diagnosed with what was then called “Asperger’s Syndrome.” This is co-morbid with a few other mental illnesses I have. During a meltdown, I oftentimes black out, becoming unaware and anxious. Does my condition exempt me from going on Hajj? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam. Thank […]