What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Does using a nebuliser cause one’s fast to become invalid?

Questioner: A brother from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Using a nebuliser will cause a fast to become invalid because a particular type of medicine is used in this, which goes into the lungs alongside with some oxygen, and opens them up. It is an indisputable rule of Hanafī Fiqh that whenever any medicine or nourishment reaches the stomach via any route/passage, then this will cause one’s fast to become invalid. Just as ‘Allāmah Shāmī writes in reference to Nahr,

“ذَكَرَهُ الْمُحَقِّقُونَ أَنَّ مَعْنَى الْفِطْرِ وُصُولُ مَا فِيهِ صَلَاحُ الْبَدَنِ إلَى الْجَوْفِ أَعَمُّ مِنْ كَوْنِهِ غِذَاءً أَوْ دَوَاءً”

“The research scholars have mentioned the meaning of a fast becoming invalid is anything that keeps the body in a proper condition entering into the stomach [via a route/passage], and this is general – be it nourishment or medicine.”

[Radd al-Muhtār, vol 2, pg 410]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0696] Does using a nebuliser cause the Fast to become invalid?

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