Q: I am a dentist. A fasting patient requires urgent treatment e.g. extraction or draining abscess.
- Will this be permissable whilst fasting? Bear in mind
- an injection is required
- blood flows from extraction site
- water may be put into patients mouth
Will the fast need to be repeated?
Can elective (non-emergency) procedures be done whilst a patient is fasting, where every effort is made to see that patient does not swallow water put in mouth.
وإن تمضمض أو استنشق فدخل الماء جوفه إن كان ذاكرا لصومه فسد صومه وعليه القضاء (الفتاوى الهندية 1/203)
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)