How is the law of fasting when sick and cancel it?
In the month of Ramadan, every Muslim is encouraged to observe fasting for a full month. However, there are several groups who are not required to carry out these services, one of which is a sick person. So, what is the law of fasting when sick?
Ramadan is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. This month is one of the most respected and anticipated months in the lives of Muslims around the world, Mother. The month of Ramadan is a month full of blessings that is second to none in the world.
This month also serves as an opportunity for Muslims to get closer to Allah SWT. Therefore, every believer can make the best use of the month of Ramadan through fasting, practicing patience, and self-control.
However, there are people who cannot fast for a full month for certain reasons, Mother. However, Allah has forgiven and provided an alternative for them to replace it on another day.
The law of fasting when sick
It has been explained that fasting is obligatory for all Muslims in the month of Ramadan. Even so, there are people who are exempt from fasting, one of whom is a sick person.
According to Hasan Ayyub’s book FIKIH WORSHIP; A Complete Guide to Worship According to the Sunnah of the Apostle by Hasan Ayyub, people with moderately severe illnesses and fasting are worried that their illness will increase and they cannot recover quickly. Therefore, the scholars agree that it is permissible for the person concerned not to fast.
The basis of the law of the sick is the word of Allah SWT, which reads as follows,
“So if one of you is sick or on a journey (and he breaks his fast), then (it is obligatory for him to fast) as much as the day he missed on other days.” (Al Baqarah verse 184)
A person who is seriously ill continues to fast and the disease does not heal, so the ruling on his fast is makruh because it is considered harmful to himself, leaving the relief given by Allah, and not receiving rukshah, but his fast is still valid.
How to maintain health during the month of Ramadan?
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to iftar. Therefore, it is very important to get proper nutrition between iftar and suhoor to be ready for fasting.
Healthy habits during the fasting month are also very important to avoid weight gain. Here are some tips for maintaining health that you can do.
1. Stay hydrated
The human body is composed of 60 percent water. It is essential for maintaining body functions, including metabolism and transport of nutrients throughout the body and removing waste. The amount of water in the body fluctuates, is lost through urine and sweat, and is regained through food and drink.
Being dehydrated can cause rapid weight loss to return when normal eating and drinking habits are resumed.
2. Eat healthy food
Sahur needs to be the right time to fill up on nutrition with healthy foods. Choose the right food to support Mother during fasting. Eating complex carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, will provide you with a long-lasting source of energy throughout the day.
3. Break the fast with a healthy and balanced meal
Eating three dates for iftar is a traditional and healthy way to break your fast. Dates are an excellent source of fiber. Include plenty of vegetables to provide essential vitamins and nutrients. In general, avoid fried and processed foods high in fat or sugar.
4. Keep moving
Even though fasting can make you physically weak, try not to sit too much. If you usually exercise in the morning, try changing the time to the evening after breaking your fast.
Mothers can try light exercise with small walks or stretching can also help maintain energy throughout the day.
5. Pay attention to portions
It takes the body about 20 minutes to register that it has enough nutrients. So, avoid overeating during iftar. Eating mindfully and listening to when hunger is actually satisfied reduces stress on the body and gives you a lot of energy instead of eating large amounts.
So, those are some things you need to know about the law of fasting when you are sick and how to maintain your health during fasting. Hopefully useful, yes, Mother.
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Also, watch the video about the characteristics and tips for dealing with stomach acid that rises during the fasting month which is below, Mother.