Recitation of Qur’an while lying down and fasting during pregnancy


  1. I am 9 months pregnant and its very difficult for me to sit for a long time even with support. I wish to read a lot of Quran, can I read in lying down position only when I am very tired and not habitually.
  2. I don’t know if fasting will harm me or the baby, my elders tell me not to. I do have anaemia and we live in a very hot country, how should I decide?
  3. After delivery, females usually get a daily massage for a few weeks. This includes rubbing the stomach, thighs, back, calfskin etc., how can I get this done without disturbing my satr?



  1. Yes.
  2. Consult an experienced physician.
  3. Cover yourself correctly and the massage can be done over the covering cloth.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)