diabetes and fasting
My 16 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with diabetes type 2. She tried to repay a Ramadan fast yesterday and her sugar level dropped drastically.- broke fast. She still has 4 more to repay. What to do for repayment and next Ramadan?
Old people, men and women, in late years of life for whom fasting is harmful and difficult, can break the prescribed fast, but are required to give a substitute by feeding a needy person for each prescribed fast day omitted.
The same is true of a sick person who does not hope to recover during the whole year. The schools concur upon this rule excepting the Hanbalis, who say that giving a substitute is recommended and not obligatory.
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