Pregnant woman going into labour while fasting


1. If a pregnant woman is fasting in Ramadhaan and her water breaks, does this break her fast?

2. When a woman goes into labour in Ramadhaan, is she permitted to break her fast?


1. No.

2. If she finds it unbearable and an experienced physician advises her to do so then she may do so.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)