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pregnant women fasting

Last updated: 24th September 2006
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what is the islamic ruling regarding...pregnant women fasting?
will they get extra reward for fasting whilst pregnant?


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. However, there is no extra reward for fasting whilst pregnant.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
5th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London