Date :Friday, May 18th, 2018 | Time : 10:24 |ID: 62821 | Print

Fasting and weakness: The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about fasting and weakness.

Question: Can a person fast when he/she is not able to fast in the Month of Ramadhan, and weakness dominates him/her, or due to young age he/she is weak?

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Weakness on its own is not the justification for not fasting even if it is intense, unless it causes real hardship (intense hardship which normally cannot be tolerated), in which case, eating and drinking (only) to the necessary amount is allowed; but according to Wajib precaution, fast the rest of the day, and must do Qadha fasting after the blessed Month of Ramadhan, and Kaffarah is not Wajib for such a person.


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