Channel: Zakir Naik
Zakir Naik – Under what conditions is fasting exempted for a sick person?
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Regarding a person who is a bit incapacitated due to illness, headache or stomach ache, and they also exempted from fasting, the people who are ill,
they are exempted. Allah says no Quran in surah baqarah. Chapter number two was 185, that if a person is ill, and traveling, he can make up his prescribed periods of day of fasting later on. But that does not mean if a person is suffering from a headache, or a stomach ache, or a cough, he should not fast. If a person can fast. If he sick, it becomes compulsory for him to fast. The only time he's exempted is if fasting becomes difficult due to his illness. Or if the fast his illness would be increased, or his health would deteriorate, or it's compulsory for him to take some medicine, you do the list, then it becomes prohibited. Otherwise, for small issues or for small
reasons, like cough, like cold, like headache, like stomach ache, fasting is compensated. And the reason Allah subhanaw taala has exempted those people who are ill, so that Allah subhanaw taala does not want to put a burden. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the 195 that do not make your own hands, the cause of your own destruction, if I will, and if I know that fasting is going to cause a loss for me, will you tolerate my health? It's likely myself so less is prohibited. So if I know fasting will deteriorate my health, then it becomes bracketed. Similarly, Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four, Muslim 29, that kill not yourselves, for
Allah subhanaw taala is the Most Merciful. So causing a loss or a damage to your own health yourself is prohibited in Islam. So this exemption is mainly for those people for whom it is difficult, or it will deteriorate the health, not for small ailments.