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Injections whilst fasting

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Assalamu alaykum,

Does injections break fasts?

Answer

Wa’akaIaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

If medication is being injected into the body, it will be fine. Such an injection will not nullify the fast. (Ahsanul Fataawa vol.4 pg.432).

If nutrition is being injected, such that a person will become independent of food, then although the fast will not break, it will still be markruh (reprehensible).

Finally, if an injection is given directly into the stomach, the fast will be nullified. (Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, 10/154), Fatawa Darul Ulum Zakariyyah, 3/291)

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

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 ( المحيط البرهاني ، 3/348)

(أو دواء) ما يتداوى به والضابط وصول ما فيه صلاح بدنه لجوفه (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (2/ 410)

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