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Fasting / The ruling of inserting suppositories into a fasting person and injecting him with an

The ruling of inserting suppositories into a fasting person and injecting him with an

publish date : 2014-06-07 03:05 PM | Views : 1090
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Question

Dear respected Shaykh, assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Does using suppositories and enemas nullify the fast?

حكم التحاميل والحقن الشرجية للصائم

Answer

Praise be to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and his companions.   Wa ‘alaykum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu   To proceed:   Suppositories and enema in reality are a means of making something reach the stomach from the anus. The majority of the scholars from different mathabs were of the view that this nullifies the fast. A group of researching scholars held that what reaches the stomach from the anus does not nullify the fast, because it is neither food nor drink, nor something with their qualities, and what has been mentioned that some enemas provide nutrition rarely occurs, and there is no proof to adjudge  that enemas are nutritive at all times. This is why our Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said- after presenting the view that suppositories and enemas do not break the fast- “Based on this opinion I say, “Enemas do not nullify the fast at all, even if the body get nutrition from them through the small intestines. Thus the preponderant opinion in this issue is the opinion of Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, and what the modern scholars have said should not be considered”. And Allah knows best.

  Your brother

  Dr. Khaalid al-Mosleh  

15/8/1428 AH    

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