Inhaling Oxygen whilst fasting

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Q. A brother has to inhale oxygen whenever he sleeps. The oxygen has to be inhaled by him as long as he is sleeping. He cannot sleep without oxygen. This procedure is permanent. Now, does this oxygen inhaling break his fast or not? As you know oxygen is only air. He says there is no medication mixed in it. Please reply asap.

A. In the above referred, we have consulted a doctor. We have been advised that the oxygen contains only air and does not contain any form of medication. As such, the oxygen inhaled does not nullify ones fast. (Mabsoot 3/93)

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