Many questions come to the Presidency of Religious Affairs about whether pregnant or breastfeeding women can fast.
The Presidency of Religious Affairs, affiliated to the Presidency of Religious Affairs, answers the questions as follows.
“One of the valid excuses for not fasting in Ramadan is pregnancy or breastfeeding. Pregnant or lactating women may not fast if they are afraid of harming themselves or their children.” (Nesai, Siyam, 51, 62; Ibn Majah, Siyam, 12).
Those who want to fast should consult a doctor.
The Presidency of the High Council of Religious Affairs states that pregnancy or breastfeeding is one of the valid excuses for not fasting in Ramadan.
However, it is stated that it is appropriate for them to fast under the supervision of a specialist doctor, if they can bear it and their child will not be affected.
“If she can stand it and the child will not be affected, a pregnant or breastfeeding woman can fast. It would be appropriate to consult a doctor who is an expert in this field. Women who cannot fast due to legitimate reasons such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, make up for this fast at other times when conditions are favorable (Merğînânî, al-Hidaye, II, 269).
The Presidency says that women who cannot fast for legitimate reasons such as pregnancy and breastfeeding can also make up for this fast, which they cannot fast, at other times when conditions are favorable.
Source: TRT Haber