Breaking fast due to stomach ache

Fatwa ID: 02282

Answered by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Question:

I am fasting and i have tummy ache, it's on top of my stomache and I am feeling sharp pains around my chest area and upper stomach but no heart pains If I break my fast do I have to do kaffarah or qada

Answer:

Bismillah

If someone breaks their fast due to an illness such that without breaking the fast, the sickness or pain would worsen and become extremely difficult to bear, then only a Qada (single make-up fast) needs to performed. Kaffarah will not be binding. [1]

And only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] (Ibn Abideen: Radd al-Muhtar, vol. 2 pg. 421, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut)

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