Are adults with Down’s Syndrome accountable?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Are adults with Down’s Syndrome held accountable and are salaah and fasting compulsory on them once they reach maturity?


A: If they are mentally challenged then they are not accountable.

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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