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Fasting Whilst Pregnant

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Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah


I have been fasting since the start of Ramadan but I am overdue my period. I decided to take a pregnancy test at sehri which tested positive. Upon waking up this morning at 10 am, I took another test which also tested positive confirming my pregnancy.

My question is do I intentionally break my fast, or do I continue until iftar?  

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


A pregnant woman should fast, just like anyone else, unless she fears for her health or for her baby, in such case it is allowed for her not to fast. i 

So, it is a misconception that pregnancy breaks the fast. You should continue to fast as long as it is safe for you and your child.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

i Fatawa e Shami, vol 4, Chapter of Fasting, page 136, Ziaul Quran Publications, Pakistan.

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