• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 150075Country: India

    Title: Diabetic, insulin and fast

    Question: I am insulin dependent diabetic person. Last Ramadan I missed 7 sawm which I kept as 'qaza' now. This year Ramadan is in May-June. My questions are (1) Can I avoid keeping 'sawm’ during the Ramadan taking into my physical condition? (2) Taking insulin 15-30 minutes before Iftar is allowed under Islam or not?

    Answer ID: 150075

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 597/479/D=7/1438)

    It is allowable to have injection during fast, it does not invalidate the fast. Since insulin is a kind of injection thus you may take it in the state of fasting if needed, your fast shall not break.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India