Between Strictness and ... Date Added: 21-12-2021

The Road to Love Date Added: 07-12-2021

The Birth of the Prophet ... Date Added: 18-10-2021

Birth of the Awaited ... Date Added: 18-10-2021

Dealing with Family ... Date Added: 01-02-2022

The Honest Military Model; ... Date Added: 20-01-2022

The Preservation and ... Date Added: 05-01-2022

Freedom of Expression and ... Date Added: 22-12-2021


Subject :

Fatwa Number : 3086

Date : 29-06-2015

Classified : Fasting

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa

Question :

What is the ruling of Sharia on taking medications that restrain the appetite during the month of Ramadan?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions. There is no harm in taking the above medications; particularly, by a person who faces great hardship due to hunger and fears that it could lead to the breaking of his fast. This is provided that such medications aren`t harmful to health; therefore, the opinion of a trustworthy doctor must be sought in this regard. However, we would like to stress that taking such medications as a show of discontent with fasting is discouraged, for fear of losing the reward of the fast. On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (PBUH), who said:Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: Fasting is Mine and it is I who give reward for it. [A man] gives up his sexual passion, his food and his drink for my sake. Fasting is like a shield{related by Ahmad}.” Such medications are also discouraged because they could lead to missing the intentions behind this great act of worship, such as fearing God, realizing His favors, understanding how the poor feel and the like. Therefore, we don`t recommend taking them, save by the person who is.



Name *

E. mail Address *


Comment Title *

Comment *


Warning: this window is not dedicated to receive religious questions, but to comment on topics published for the benefit of the site administrators—and not for publication. We are pleased to receive religious questions in the section "Send Your Question". So we apologize to readers for not answering any questions through this window of "Comments" for the sake of work organization. Thank you.