Being unable to fast during Ramadhaan due to illness

Q: I have diagnosed with epilepsy. I have to take medicine twice a day after every 12 hours. Can I fast in Ramadhaan since I have to take medicines?

A: I suggest that you speak to a physician, preferably an experienced physician. If it is not going to be manageable then you should rather not fast. You should keep the qadha later on.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)