• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 67117Country: India

    Title: Does use of nebulizer break the fast?

    Question: I have wheezing problem since childhood but I don't take asthma instead I take nebulizer which is a type of machine that evaporates medicine into gas and sends it through the mouth and nose to the lungs and makes it easier for me to breath and inhale air. Otherwise I find it hard to breath. So taking this nebulizer breaks my fast or not. Kindly request you to send the answer as soon as possible I am in need of nebulizer now.

    Answer ID: 67117

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1098/1126/N=10/1437)

    If asthma patient uses inhaler or nebulizer in the state of fast then fast shall break; since while using inhaler and nebulizer the components of medicine go inside through throat. (Ap Ke Masail Aur Un Ka Hal, Jadid Takhrij Shuda: 4: 581, 582, 585, pub. Kutub Khana Naimia Deoband). Hence the patient of asthma can use the inhaler or nebulizer only in server condition and later on he shall make its qaza

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India