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The next query really is regarding a woman who is pregnant or as nursing, breastfeeding, nursing, rearing children. Why are they exempted
according to the Quran, in Surah Baqarah, chapter number two, Muslim 185, that if a person is ill, and traveling, he can make up his prescribed periods of day of fasting later on. So most of the forecast most of the scholars, they say that these women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, they come under the category of those while so therefore, they won't, they can abstain from fasting. But there are clear cuts a added and read the profit as exempted. These women from fasting, mentioned in southern Marja
added number 1667, that a beloved Prophet says, the obligation for a person too fast, and part of the prayer has been lifted from a traveler, and the obligation for fasting has been lifted from a lady who's pregnant. And with breastfeeding. Our beloved Prophet mesorah. Salam also said, it's mentioned in sunanda, say, in the book of fasting is number two to seven, four, that Allah subhanaw taala has relieved the traveller from fasting and half is prayer. And Allah subhanaw taala has relieved the pregnant woman and the woman who's breastfeeding from fasting. So based on these two Hadith also, it's clear cut that the pregnant woman and the woman who are breastfeeding, they have
been exempted. And the logical reason that one can think is because when a lady, she's pregnant, or she's breastfeeding, the food she eats is not only for herself, it for herself, as well as the baby she's carrying, or become difficult for a baby, then she's exempted from fasting. But if she's in the early stage of pregnancy, and if she feels or she's breastfeeding, and if she feels that fasting will not cause any damage to health, and will not cause the damage to the baby, then she should fast. If she has a doubt, if she can do it with hardship, as long as there's no damage to herself to her health, and the baby. She has option too fast, not too fast, but if it's causing damage to
health, or the baby, it becomes harmful or too fast. Because Allah subhanaw taala does not want to lay a burden more than what the person can bear. And in this regard, that is the reason Allah has exempted them later on when they're healthy, and they stop breastfeeding or when the pregnancy ends after postnatal bleeding then they have to make up for the past dismissed.