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Sawm during Pregnancy

Last updated: 20th August 2006
Question ID: #2267
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Mohammed Jameel
20th August 2006

Assalamualaikum wrwb,

My wife will is pregnant and will be entering her 5th month starting this ramadhan. please let us know if she can perform her normal fasting during ramadhan month. At present she is healthy, and has normal pregnancy symptoms of sleepiness, hungry, etc. please advise in this matter.

Jazakkallah khair

Mohammed Jameel

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
4th October 2007
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

It remains obligatory, unless the woman genuinely fears harm, with near surety, or sickness for herself or for the child. "Genuine fear" is that which is based on: previous experience, clear unmistakable signs, or being informed by a qualified Muslim doctor who is not outwardly corrupt. Then it would be permissible for her not to fast, but to complete them later. (Nurul Idhah Pg. 148)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.