What is the detailed analysis of the first opinion that states that a pregnant or nursing woman only has to make up the missed days?
This opinion, which is endorsed mainly by the Hanafi and Maaliki schools, is the opinion that is accepted by the majority of the scholars. The general evidence supporting this position […]
What is the ruling on how a pregnant or nursing woman can make up for the missed fasts if the days were missed on account of fear of harm to her baby?
One opinion and what is the evidence: Some scholars say that she only needs to make up for the missed days. By analogy with the one who broke his fast […]
How does a pregnant or nursing woman determine that the fast might harm her baby?
If after consulting with a Muslim doctor, she is told that due to the nature of the pregnancy and the state of the baby’s growth there is a potential harm […]
How does a pregnant or nursing woman determine if her own health will be compromised? Does she have to make an attempt to fast?
If it is her first pregnancy, she should attempt to fast, and if it causes her difficulty, she can break the fast. If it is a subsequent pregnancy, she can […]
When is a pregnant or nursing woman eligible to break the fast?
If she has reason to believe that fasting will cause difficulty for her own health or the health of her baby.
Are pregnant and nursing women able to break the fast? What is the evidence?
Yes, according to the majority of the scholars, pregnant and nursing women are able to break the fast if they meet the eligibility requirements. The evidence is the hadith narrated […]
Are pregnant and nursing mothers allowed to not fast without making a prior attempt to fast?
No, especially for first time mothers. If she feels healthy, she must attempt to fast, and if she later feels difficulty, she should stop. For subsequent pregnancies, if the woman […]