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Printed Date: 21 October 2014 at 11:52pm


Topic: not able to fast for ramadan
Posted By: cliffykat
Subject: not able to fast for ramadan
Date Posted: 04 August 2010 at 3:34pm
Dear Sisters,
I find myself once again torn about my ability not to fast during Ramdan.  I had ovarian cancer several years ago and the chemotherapy damaged one of my kidneys.  Due to this damage I must keep myself hydrated and drink water at regular intervals.  As such I can refrain from solid foods but cannot refrain from drinking.  I do not eat during Ramadan and try to drink the minimum amount of water that my doctor has decreed. Before my cancer I loved to fast and took great pleasure educating others on my fasting and Islam.  So today I feel sad knowing that Ramadan is fast approaching and I cannot fully participate.  I am look for others who are unable to fast and how you get through Ramadan and not being able to fas



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Posted By: Nausheen
Date Posted: 04 August 2010 at 9:08pm
Bismillah,
Assalamualaikum wa rahamtullah dear Cliffykat,
 
Subhan Allah, you have health and strength after going through treatment for ovarian cancer. MayAllah increase you in light of imaan, prosperity, health, and devotion to Him, ameen.
 
We must thank Him in all circumstances. it is His blessing that He has made the ways of approaching Him diverse for us. You cannot fast, but you can pray, recite the quran, seek astaghfaar, and send blessings on the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon Him) mashAllah. Do much rememberance of Allah, and ask Him for peace in earth, for prosperiety and happiness of your fellow muslims - there is so much you can still do, even if you cannot fast!
 
Seek the nearness of Allah with whaever you can - remember the ultimate goal is Allah, where fasting, prayer, and all other forms of worship are the means to Him. So keep your focus on the goal not just the means.
 
May He bless you much during Ramadan, ameen.
 
 


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Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.


Posted By: cliffykat
Date Posted: 05 August 2010 at 8:47am

Nausheen,

Thank-you for your kind words.  They do comfort me.  I will do as you say and forget my sadness.  May Allah Bless you as well during Ramadan!

 

 



Posted By: Divya_Mohammed
Date Posted: 06 August 2010 at 2:23pm
Assalam Alaikum,
 
I am a New Convert to Islam since the last three and half months and wish to lead the life of a pious Muslim woman.  I was a Hindu Brahmin girl from Tamilnadu India before I married my Muslim Husband about 15 months back. Since my wedding I am living with my husband and in-laws.
 
Although technically I became a Muslim in official records before wedding I was following Hinduism for over one year, as my Husband always told me that in Islam there is no compulsion in religion. As a result, I did not fast during last year Ramadhan.
 
I am now pregnant with twins and in my 15th month. Since my pregnancy, I became a pure Muslim and renounced my earlier faith Hinduism , as thanksgiving to Allah for giving me the total satisfaction of nurturing two healthy  Muslim babies inside my body.
 
I wish to know if it is compulsory to fast during the coming Holy Ramadhan month. Alternatively, is it haram if I fast, lest i do not fail in my motherly duties of nurturing my unborn babies. Or is it optional for me to fast, if I could ? Or can i fast on those days when I can and stop when I cannot.
 
Can any knowledgeable sister help me to guide me please ?
 
Allah Hafiz
Divya Mohammed Iyer
 
 


Posted By: Divya_Mohammed
Date Posted: 06 August 2010 at 2:25pm
Assalam Alaikum
 
Please read my pregnancy since 15 weeks not months, which is erraneous
 
Allah Hafiz
Divya


Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 06 August 2010 at 11:08pm

Walaikum Salaam wa rahmatullah

 
Divya , read these links :
 
http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/3434/Pregnant - one
 
http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/37719/Pregnant - two
 
 
 
 
 


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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."


Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 06 August 2010 at 11:17pm
Also this :

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/50005

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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."


Posted By: Divya_Mohammed
Date Posted: 07 August 2010 at 12:05pm
Assalam Alaikum Sister Seekshidayath,
Thank you so much for your valuable information. It is clear to me now, as Islam is flexible enough to grant the leniency to a woman.
 
With the Blessings of Allah, I am of good health and my children also are growing well in the womb. I am also not anemic luckily.
 
I am confident that I shall be able to undertake fasting without endangering my own health or that of my daughter and son. I shall check up with a Muslima doctor and shall undertake Fasting during Ramadhan.
 
Hope I have a chance to undertake Fasting and fulfill one of the responsibilities, as a Muslim.
 
Allah Hafiz
Divya Mohammed Iyer


Posted By: Divya_Mohammed
Date Posted: 05 September 2010 at 5:18am
Assalam Alaikum to all
 
Thanks to the encouragement from family and friends and with the Blessings of Almighty Allah, I have been able to successfully observe Fasting during the Holy month of Ramadhan so far, despite being pregnant. Hope I have his continued blessings to complete the remaining days upto Eid, without a break.
 
Fortunately there is no issue of periods this time around, being pregnant and I am now confident to complete my fasting and continue my religious duties.
 
Ramadhan, so far, has been the most rewarding experience in my life.
 
Allah Hafiz
Divya Mohammed Iyer
India


Posted By: Nausheen
Date Posted: 05 September 2010 at 7:59pm
Bismillah,
 
Assalamualiakum wa rahmatullah dear Divya,
 
MashAllah I am so happy for you that you were able to fast this year. May Allah accept your fasting and prayers, and increase you in the light of His deen, ameen. Hope everything goes well till the day of Eid!!
 
Would you also be fasting the first 6 days of shawwal Smile
 
Don't worry, I m not here to overburden you. But if you do get a chance to do, all benefit is yours.
 
You reminded me of something that might be of interest for you.
 
https://www.sunnipath.com/Academy/OnlineCourses/Department/Law.aspx - https://www.sunnipath.com/Academy/OnlineCourses/Department/Law.aspx
 
Check this link. This site is one of the most reliable online education resource I know of. If anything is attractive and needed, feel welcome to join.  I am currently learning Arabic with them and enjoy my time A LOT.
 
Take care.
Wishing you  and yours a happy Eid!!
 


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Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.



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