Is Fasting Obligatory For Pregnant Mothers? See Ustazah’s explanation
Fasting of Ramadan is coming soon, Mother. Then is fasting obligatory for pregnant women? Is it permissible for pregnant women not to fast in Ramadan.
Ramadan fasting is mandatory. The obligation to fast is found in Surat Al-Baqarah verse 183 which reads:
O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.
(O Ayyuhallazina, you are the one who loves the ‘alaikumus-siyamu, the one whose name is ‘alallazina ming qablikum la’allakum tattaqun)
Meaning: “O you who believe. It is obligatory for you to fast as it was prescribed for those before you so that you will be pious.”
PP ‘Aisyiyah Tabligh Assembly member, Dra. Siti Aisyah, M.Ag, said that fasting is indeed obligatory for all believers, without exception. If he has reached puberty and is of sound mind, then the law of fasting is obligatory, including for mothers who are pregnant.
However, pregnant women or pregnant women are allowed not to fast if they are unwell or worried that it will affect the fetus. Even though it is permissible not to fast, pregnant women or pregnant women are required to pay fidyah to replace it.
“However, Allah SWT provides relief for pregnant women, that not everything can be fulfilled in Ramadan, but can be replaced in another month or provide fidyah. That is Allah SWT’s relief,” said Siti to HaiBunda, some time ago.
“If the mother is strong, healthy, and according to the doctor there is no problem, she can fast. If you fast, it will be better. But if it affects the health of the mother and baby, then it is permissible not to fast. By giving fidyah, you have done your duty, God willing, the reward will be the same and received forgiveness from Allah SWT,” he continued.
The provisions for paying fidyah have also been written in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 184, Bunda. Just like fasting, the law of paying fidyah is also obligatory. That is, someone can get a sin if they don’t do it after deciding not to fast because they are given waivers.
Then what are the provisions for paying fidyah for pregnant women who are not fasting during Ramadan? What is the condition of pregnant women who are advised not to fast first?
More details can be read on the next page.
See also the virtues of fasting for pregnant women, in the following video:
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