Hanafi Fiqh

Fasting with Anaemia

My mother has Anaemia and she has very low levels of vitamin and iron and she is anaemic. She finds it hard to keep her fasts in Ramadan.
What is the fatwa regarding whether she needs to fast in Ramadan or not ?

Hanafi Fiqh

Finances of dementia relative

Assalamu alaikum. I got a reply to my question with a request to give further information.

My grandma has been diagnosed with dementia via doctors. She remembers a few things from the past not all. However she doesn’t remember or recall recent events. She gets confused with the days and months also. She needs reminding to take medication, what days to go for a bath, who certain people are etc.

Also by rent money I should have clarified. My grandparents house is in a line of businesses so the front of the house is a shop and is currently on rent. So by rent, I meant the rent that accumulates through the shop that is on rent. After my grandfather passed away he stipulated in his will that everything went to my grandmother.

Also from your answer I get the impression that permission from my grandma needs to be sought before spending on her behalf, does this apply to everything such as charity ventures, giving gifts to family etc? Can I not donate in charity or give gifts on her behalf with her money?

Also a last note, if it makes any difference, I do have a power of attorney in my name to act on behalf of my grandmother legally.

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Pharmacist selling opioid based medicine


Is selling codeine linctus (opioid based cough suppressant) haraam. I work in a pharmacy and we often get drug addicts/misusers who either come in regularly or want to buy such products in large quantities as it helps aid sleep. Would selling such products be considered as facilitating further drug misuse or are they seen as two seperate entities?

JazakAllah khair

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Taking non veg capsule for obesity and question regarding my mothers iddah!

1st Issue:

I suffer from several health issues such as asthma, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnoea and a few others. Above all obesity! I was offered the weight loss operation but due to covid etc this has been delayed for over 2 years now. Now Dr’s are saying that they will have to re-refer which may be another year or 2, so as a bit of help they have prescribed me with tablets which help aid weight loss as it can be dangerous due to my sleep apnoea, however these capsules contain gelatine and are not suitable for vegetarians. Is it permissible for me to take these as there is no other option? I had asked the pharmacist for a veg option but till date apparently this has not been manufactured. I have tried many many diets but i don’t tend to keep my weight down.

2nd Issue:

I work in a different state in India but due to lockdown i came back to my hometown and lived with my parents. My father passed away 1 month ago and the community in my area force us to take part in bidah, they said that my fathers rooh does not leave the house for 40 days and during this time i have to feed many many fakeer, buy the imam new cloths and shoes, buy many utensils, footwear etc and distribute! All this is getting very disturbing for me and my mother, the community are not leaving us in peace and no matter what we say it is proving difficult to avoid these people.
My mother is 62 years old and currently in her iddat and we been advised she can not move from here till her 4 months and 10 days are over.
We need to get out of this atmosphere as it is mentally very draining and i also feel like we are committing sin.
Question: Can i move my mother to another state where my work is during her iddah? She will be fully covered and get there and will continue? Also i have planned and my application is already with the home office to come to the UK to get married, this was before my father passed away.
Question: Do you know what the 40 day rule is about? Is there such a thing?
This is getting very difficult and unbearable. Any advise would be good pls.

Hanafi Fiqh

Question on Islam

1) What does Allah mean in Quran, by saying something like some people takes their own desire as God?

2) Does someone go outside of islam by Having hope in something or someone more than Allah?Also, does someone go outside of islam if he/she believes that she/he should have more hope in something/someone other than Allah?

3) Can I intent for doing multiple deeds (for example, I intent to a bad deed first, then I will do a good deed. In this case, I intent to do 2 deeds, first doing the bad deed then doing the good deed). Or Is it something like, for example: I can intent for only one deed at a time in islam (regardless of good or bad)? is there a maximum number of deeds that I can intent for at once?

4) If someone says the shahada in order to enter islam, does it count as a good deed?( I am talking about a scenario, where someone is committing major kufr/major shirk (intentionally or unintentionally or both), then he enters islam by saying the shahada). So, each time he enters islam by saying the shahada, in this each time it will be counted as a good deed?

5) If I interpret and follow the Quran and hadith based on my own opinion and disregard the scholars of islam, do I go outside of islam?

6) What if someone rejects a sahih or hasan or weak hadith saying if prophet Muhammad said in front of him, he would accept it. Does this person goes outside of islam? (This person also believes that prophet Muhammad is a messenger of God).

7) What if someone rejects a sahih or hasan or weak hadith of prophet Muhammad that explains the Quran (I mean the hadiths that is doing the tafsir of the verses of the Quran) saying if prophet Muhammad said in front of him, he would accept it. Does this person goes outside of islam? (This person also believes that prophet Muhammad is a messenger of God).

8) By rejecting ijma, opinions of scholars, opinion of companion of prophet Muhammad, opinion of sahaba, tabeyin, tabe-tabeyin; you don’t go outside of islam, right? All you have to do is just obey the Quran and prophet Muhammad? Other than prophet Muhammad, anybody’s opinion can be rejected, right? As we know every human makes mistake.

9) I have heard a hadith which says: prophet Muhammad advised to follow the truth. If this is not possible, then follow what is closer to the truth. If this is not possible, then fear Allah as much as you can. Can you please correct me in wording of this hadith and let me know which book of hadith contains this hadith with the hadith number. Also, let me know if its hasan or weak.

10) We don’t have to follow weak hadiths, right? It is not fard, but if we follow, we get reward?

Hanafi Fiqh

Medication and Fasting

‎السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْوَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
I pray that you and your family are well and are enjoying this blessed month.

Dear Shaykh.
I have a important question regarding fasting and medication. Allah (SWT) has given me big test with my sight. I have been getting double vision for the last 2 months. I have had various tests done to determine a diagnosis for my condition. Today the Neurologist has confirmed it to be condition called Myasthenia, which is an autoimmune condition effecting the muscles by weakening it.
He has has prescribed various medication in tablet form. It’s needs to be taken throughout the day, increasing the dosage over a period of a month. My question is that do I not fast and start to take this medication straight away as advised by the Neurologist or wait until Ramadan is over then start.

Your advice on this will be much appreciated.
‎جَزَاكُمُ اللَّهُ خَيْرً