The Office of the Supreme Leader

The physician's forbidding from fasting

Q: Considering that some physicians are not aware of Islamic laws, should the patient obey a physician’s order if he forbids fasting?

A: If the physician’s statement makes the patient certain that fasting is harmful for him or he fears of harm in fasting — either on the basis of his statements or on some other reasonable grounds — then it is not obligatory for him to fast; rather it is not permissible either.


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