Channel: Faith IQ
Can one break the fast if he or she has a headache or a migraine? What should be the adopted approach?
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi answers…
can I break my fast if I have a headache or migraine
the general rule is that the fast can only be broken for a very severe emergency. So you have to judge best the average headache or the average minor irritation or nuisance must be born with. However, if it is so severe that life becomes extremely difficult that you are scared you're going to faint or you're not going to be able to make it to the end of the day at this point in time. And you know best what is your threshold limit people are different at that point in time. If it's a very severe overpowering migraine, and you feel that you're not going to be able to last without severe problems repercussions. You are allowed to break the fast and then make it up afterwards.
Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, la you can live long enough sin Illa Allah does not place a burden on a person more than what he or she can bear. If you really cannot bear it and it is unbearable and only you know what is unbearable, then you are allowed to break the fast and then make it up a day after Ramadan