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Injection during fasting

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I am on the injection as a form of reversible birth control, and need to have the injection every 3 months. My next appointment is early July – is it permissible to get this injection during Ramadaan, or do I need to reschedule for outside of Ramdaan?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Injections do not invalidate the fast[1]. Therefore it would be permissible to take the injection in Ramadhan.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Arshad Ali

Student Darul Iftaa
Trinidad

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

http://www.daruliftaa.net/


[1] (المحيط البرهاني، كتاب الصوم، 3/348

وفي الجائفة والآمة إذا داواهما بدواء يابس لا يفسد صومه وإذا داواهما بدواء رطب يفسد صومه عند أبي حنيفة خلافا لهما وأكثر المشايخ اعتبر الوصول إلى الجوف

 

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 410)

 (أو دواء) ما يتداوى به والضابط وصول ما فيه صلاح بدنه لجوفه

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