Old men and women who are not able to fast
Old men and women who are not able to fast


The book of Fasting - كتاب الصيام


Breaking the Fast and Not Fasting and the Ahkam

Section:Issues relating to the pregnant woman, the wet-nurse, and old persons
Topic/Issue:3027 - Old men and women who are not able to fast --
Agreement:The jurists agreed that the old man and woman who are not able to fast may not fast
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Shafi,Imam Abu HanifaThey are under an obligation to feed the needy (Majority said that they have to feed one mudd per day)Based on another qira of 2:184 "And those for whom it is overwhelming is ransom: feeding the needy (masakin)". They considered acting upon a verse, which is not established in the mushaf, as obligatory when it has been transmitted as an individual narration by adal narrators.
Imam MalikThey are not obliged to feed but its desireableThe hukm of the old person is that of a sick person whose illness continues up to his death. Also, they don't consider it obligatory to act on the variant reading of the verse
Evidences :1 - Quran [2:184] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Fasting, Breaking Fast, pregnant, wet-nurse,old persons
See Also:If pregnant women and wet-nurse dont fast
Last Updated:2011-02-21

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