[Q-ID0698] How is it to have a scan/test via X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, ECG, etc while Fasting?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: How is it to have a scan/test via X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, ECG, etc while fasting, and does this cause a fast to become invalid?

Questioner: A brother from UK

ANSWER:

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

An X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, ECG, etc scan/test does not invalidate one’s fast, because nothing enters the stomach when these types of tests are taken, thus one’s fast will not become invalid due to these.

[PLEASE NOTE: Before having a (CT) scan, a special dye called a contrast is sometimes given to help improve the quality of the images.

This may be given in the form of a drink, administered into the rear passage way (enema), or injected into a blood vessel.

In the two aforementioned cases, the fast will become invalid.

Though, the fast will not become invalid in the last case.

Therefore, although there is no issue with the scan itself i.e. the scan itself does not invalidate the fast, other factors can cause the fast to become invalid, just as it has been made clear in the aforementioned cases.]

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

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