Fatwa: # 18279
Category: Ramadan
Country: Canada
Date: 4th September 2009

Title

I have a heat rash on my anus but the only way to calm it down is to use medication cream, and this cream contains a substance called steroid. if I use the cream during fasting will it break my fast?

Question

I have a heat rash on my anus but the only way to calm it down is to use medication cream, and this cream contains a substance called steroid. if I use the cream during fasting will it break my fast? please help me. because you have to use it or I feel intolerable pain. it really hurts. because I scratch hard because my body is not used to the hot humidity

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

It is permissible for you to put medication cream on your anus while fasting.  It will not break your fast. 

 

(أحسن الفتاوى، كتاب الصوم: 4/440؛ سعيد)

 

(فتاوى محمودية، كتاب الصوم، باب ما يفسد الصوم وما لا يفسد: 10/142؛ فاروقية)

And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

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