Trichotillomania disease and fasting
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Asalamualaikum For the past 9 years I have suffered from Trichotillomania [hair pulling disorder] where I pulled my hair and ate the roots of them, even while fasting in Ramadan. It was an illness and I couldn't control it. Also, I used to also bite my nails and the skin inside my mouth and swallow it but I never knew that this broke the fast. After many years I have finally found out that it breaks fast. So are all my past fasts invalid due to all these reasons? If I was ignorant of how eating skin and nails breaks fast, then are my fasts valid because I was unaware? Jazakallah
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