Not fasting due to breastfeeding

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Q: Is there any concession for a mother of a new born baby not to fast during Ramadhaan due to breastfeeding if she unable to satisfy her baby’s hunger?


A: Yes, if she is unable to fast due to breastfeeding the child, she may postpone the fast for after Ramadhaan.

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

فصل في العوارض المبيحة لعدم الصوم … ( أو حامل أو مرضع ) أما كانت أو ظئرا على الظاهر ( خافت بغلبة الظن على نفسها أو ولدها )

قال الشامي في رد المحتار : قوله ( أو مرضع ) هي التي شأنها الإرضاع وإن لم تباشره والمرضعة هي التي في حال الإرضاع ملقمة ثديها الصبي نهر عن الكشاف (رد المحتتار 2/ 421-422)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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