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What is the ruling of fasting for a woman who is pregnant?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. What is the ruling of fasting for a woman who is pregnant?


A. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may postpone the fast during Ramadaan if fasting will be detrimental to their health or the health of the child. After Ramadaan, they will have to make Qadha of the fasts they had missed when they are in a position to do so. (Badai-us-Sanaai)

Breastfeeding and pregnant women should consult an upright and experienced Muslim doctor for advice on whether fasting will be detrimental or not and act on their advice accordingly.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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