Q. My daughter has been declared insane permanently by the doctors due to severe sickness and illness. As such, she has the mind of a two year old child. Does she have to fast in Ramadan? If so, do I have to give Fidyah for her missed fasts of Ramadaan?
A. Fasting in Ramadaan is obligatory upon every Muslim that is sane and mature. Hence, if a person is insane or not mature, the fasting of Ramadaan is not compulsory on him/her, neither is Fidyah necessary on behalf of his/hers missed fasts. (Al Iktiyaar Li Ta’leelil Mukhtaar 1/125)
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
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