June 1, 2023

Nutrition during pregnancy plays an important role, so what is the effect of fasting during Ramadan? Is it permissible for her to fast? The answer to this question is not definitive, as doctors have not agreed on an answer and this topic is still controversial.

Ruling on breaking the fast of a pregnant woman in Ramadan

The principle in the ruling on the fasting of pregnant and breastfeeding women during the month of Ramadan is that it is obligatory, but there is something that may happen to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, which makes it permissible for her to break the fast during the month of Ramadan. And that is if they fear, or they think it most likely that fasting will lead to harm to themselves, or to her fetus if she is pregnant, and to her child if she is breastfeeding, and it is not permissible for them to break the fast if their bodies are strong enough to fast, and if fasting does not lead to harm to the fetus, or baby boy

Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen, may God Almighty have mercy on him, was also asked in Fatwas on Fasting (p. 162):

If a pregnant woman fears for herself or for her child and breaks the fast, what is the ruling?

He replied:

Our answer to this is to say that a pregnant woman is not free from one of two scenarios:

one of them: She should be energetic and energetic, without causing any hardship or affecting her fetus. This woman is required to fast; Because she has no excuse for not fasting.

And the second case: The pregnant woman cannot bear the fast: either because the pregnancy is too heavy for her, or because she is weak in her body, or otherwise. And if she breaks her fast, she is like others who break the fast for an excuse, and she must make up the fast when that excuse is removed from her. If she gives birth, she must make up the fast after she purifies from postpartum

How to prepare pregnant for fasting?

If you are pregnant and able to fast, this is how you prepare yourself for it to reduce any danger or fatigue for you and the fetus:

  • It is recommended that you drink plenty of water the day before, i.e. at breakfast and suhoor.
  • It is recommended to drink 10 to 12 glasses of water per day to allow your body to store fluids.
  • It is not recommended to drink large amounts of water at suhoor, as excessive drinking may cause abdominal pain and vomiting.
  • You should limit your consumption of caffeine and theophylline, which are found in coffee, regular tea, cocoa, and soft drinks.
  • It is best to avoid sweetened or salty drinks.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.4”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.