Refusing medical treatment

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Q: My sister suffers from severe menstrual pain therefore her parents wanted her to take HPR high dose but she kept it in the corner of her mouth but didn’t swallow it.Her father double checked her mouth but didn’t find anything miraculously. Her father then asked if she had swallowed it or if she was lying. She replied in the former answer which was not true. But she didn’t swallow it and it decreased the Blood flow.Will it be considered a lie?


A: It is not compulsory to take this treatment. It was not wrong of her to have behaved in this manner.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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