Nasihah (Advice): Be careful of where you obtain your Islamic knowledge:
It is a famous quote of Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak (Rahimahullah): “Isnaad (reliable transmission of Islamic content) is part of religion itself. Had there been no such concept, anyone would have said anything (regarding religion)” (Sahih Muslim, Chapter: Isnaad is part of religion)
Question and Answer:
Q. I have recently undergone an eye operation that needs me to put eye drops into my eyes every 2 hrs for couple months.
I am concerned as ramadhaan is approaching and I am worried about fasting as sometimes I can feel d medicine going down my throat.
What is d fatwa regarding fast and eye drops?
(Query published as received)
A. Eye drops do not invalidate the fast. You may continue using eye drops whilst fasting.
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians
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