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Can fasting during Ramadan cause kidney stones?

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I have chronic kidney stones problem. For last 12 years I am suffering with this issue and passed through couple of stones. In last 9 years I have had 4 surgical operations to remove these stones and related issues. The last operation I just had end of this March 2017 and not going to my work for last 2 months. I still have 6 mm stone in my left kidney. I should need to consume 2 to 3 litter water every day. Dehydration is not good for my kidney stones problem. Could you please tell me that what I should do for fasting in Ramadan? Should do fasting in Ramadan? I do fasting in Ramadan. But now I feel that I increase the risk level very high when I give Dehydration to my body. I live in UK where fasting hours are very long, around 19 to 20 hours per day. I need advice/fatwa that what I should do according to my health condition.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 864/823/B=8/1438)

If in case of keeping fast one fears his life or increase of illness then in such cases it is allowable not to keep the fast of Ramadan. In future when your health is recovered you should make qaza of these fasts. In case your health is not restored then make a will to pay the fidyah of your missed fasts or pay the fidyah in your life time. The fidyah of one fast is 1 kg and 633 gram wheat or its price it should be given to the poor and needy ones. 

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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