Fatwa: # 29984
Category: Fasting (Sawm)
Country: United States
Date: 19th May 2019


Will one be excused from fasting if he is suffering from a major migraine and nausea?


Is it permissible to break ones fast if exposed to paint fumes & dry wall dust if it has caused major migraine & nausea.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

One will be excused to break his fast if he is certain that continuing the fast will cause him to get ill or his health will deteriorate. A fasting person should try to preserve his fast to the best of his ability and also avoid exposing himself to situations that risk his health.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



المبسوط للسرخسي (24/ 152)

لأن الفطر رخصة له عند الضرورة إلا أن يكون مريضا يخاف على نفسه إن لم يأكل، ولم يشرب حتى مات، وهو يعلم أن ذلك يسعه فحينئذ يكون آثما.


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (2/ 391)

إذا ثبت هذا: فنقول المريض إذا خاف على نفسه التلف، أو ذهاب عضو منه يفطر بالإجماع، وإن خاف زيادة العلة وامتداده، فكذلك عندنا، وعليه القضاء إذا أفطر لقوله تعالى: {ومن كان مريضاً أو على سفر، فعدة من أيام أخر} (البقرة: 185

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