Dr. Jamal Badawi, Professor of Religious Studies and Management at St. Mary’s University & the Vice-Chairman of the Islamic American University states that: “The general rule is that one should not miss the blessings of fasting in Ramadan even if it causes us a tolerable degree of inconvenience such as hunger and thirst for which we get immense reward from Allah. In the meantime, the Qur’anic verses about fasting allude to those who find fasting extremely difficult for them including illness and allows for breaking the fast and making up for the missed days. If, however, the illness is incurable then a ransom, i.e. feeding a poor person for each day missed in Ramadan, is applicable.
the assessment of illness which justifies breaking the fast should be preferably made by a Muslim physician whenever possible. Being a Muslim, such physician appreciates the importance of fasting and knows about what is involved in Muslim fasting and as such he is able to make an assessment which is both informed and professional. Our sincere du’a’ for your cure and wellbeing.”