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fasting while ill


Assalamu Alaykum I recently had a heart surgery,taking medication & weak should I be fasting or not?&what I have to pay if not keep fasting? thankyou


waalaykum Salam.

He who fears for himself of falling ill as a result of fasting is not
required to fast. Nor is he who believes that fasting would worsen his poor
state of health in any way, be it hampering his recovery or increasing his
pain.And if his illness continues until the next Ramadhan, Qadha is not
obligatory but he should give 750 grams of food (wheat, flour or bread or
any kind of food) for each day to poor Shiites. If he recovers within the
same year, only Qadha is obligatory on him and he will not have to pay

InshaAllah you fully recover.