Ramadan and Bipolar


When I fast in Ramadan I get manic episodes, lasting days sometimes months, they lead me to hurt people closest to me, disbelieve in Islam etc. My Doctor has told me I should not fast as it induces manic states, I feel terrible not fasting. Should I not fast?


Follow your doctor’s advice and, instead of fasting, feed one poor person lunch and dinner for each day of Ramadan missed. Your reward for fasting is intact and you have additional rewards for patience and steadfastness in sha Allah.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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