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Sometimes after Sahari I sleep and in my sleep I pass out.

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Dear Brother in Islam,

Assalam alaikum. I have a small problem. I have a problem of bedwetting that is passing urine in sleep. I have done lots of treatment for this but the problem didnt get cured. I am a female and mother of two children. Sometimes after Sahari I sleep and in my sleep I pass out. I want to know if I can continue with the fast or break it? Will I be punished for this? Some say this problem is a sickness so I can continue and I wont be punished. Secondly I have problem of hyperacidity too, because of which I cannot continuously fast for several days in a row. Whenever I tried to fast in a row I fell very sick and had to leave my remaining fasts. What is the remedy to both these problem of mine? Please let me know the solution to both my problems as soon as possible as Ramadan is approaching. I hope my name will be kept a secret. Jazakallah khair.

 

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Bedwetting and acidity fasts

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Your Question: I have a problem of bedwetting that is passing urine in sleep.. Sometimes after Sahari I sleep and in my sleep I pass out. I want to know if I can continue with the fast or break it? Will I be punished for this? Some say this problem is a sickness so I can continue and I wont be punished.

Aishah (r.a.) related that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "The pen is raised for three (meaning: there is no obligation upon three): one who is sleeping until he wakens, the child until he becomes an adult, and one who is insane until he becomes sane."

 

Respected sister in Islam, if one wets their beds in their sleep for any reason whatsoever, it does not effect the validity of their fast in the least and one should continue and fulfill their fast unto sunset.

 

The wetting of ones beds only effect their state of ones purity; thus when one wakes up and realizes they have wetted their beds, all they need to do is wash their body parts where the urine might have touched or take a full bath, and make themselves available for prayer.

 

Under all circumstances the wetting of ones bed does not effect the validity of ones fasts in the least.

 

Your Question: Secondly I have problem of hyperacidity too, because of which I cannot continuously fast for several days in a row. Whenever I tried to fast in a row I fell very sick and had to leave my remaining fasts. What is the remedy

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 15:

185 Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

 

If one has a genuine medical issue whereby perpetual fasting results in hyperacidity, one may fast as often as is easy for them and make up the missed fasts at other times of the year. Allah Subhanah does not place a burden on anyone more than they can bear, and if one has a genuine medical condition which does not allow them to observe their worship of perpetual fasts, there is absolutely no harm if they make up the missed days of fasting at other times of the year, and there would be absolutely no sin nor blame upon them.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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