Difficulty fasting



I’ve great troubling fasting due to an extremely fast metabolism. Under normal circumstances, I eat constantly and am still hungry and night- time can be really hard. I have to get up to eat else I am unable to sleep due to severe hunger pangs.

Doctors have reluctantly suggested slowing my metabolism but this isn’t an option for me. I‘m at my wits end because I’m literally in tears at the thought of fasting. I have to concentrate so hard just to make it through the day and am unable to spend time reciting and doing things required by me as I’m so physically weak and exhausted. I’ve bought tablets/powders to try and sustain me, but to no avail.

This is such a spiritual month and wish I could enjoy it more and not fasting would be an absolute last option.
Some advice would be greatly appreciated!



wa `alaykum salam,

You have a medical excuse not to fast. For each day missed you have to feed one needy person one meal that meets your own standards of quality and quantity.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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