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22-11-2012, 01:56 PM
I wanted to know if it would be advisable to fast this Friday and Saturday (it being the 9th and 10th of Muharram)? I am 9 weeks alhamdullillah but am concerned as I sometimes dry heave and could vomit, also the nausea is worse when not eating- But I would like to keep the fast as it is important.. Has anyone kept it and managed? The fast is close to 16hours long. I don't want to start and then have to make it up again..

Mufti Yusuf Moosagie
23-11-2012, 03:58 PM

Check with your doctor whether fasting will be harmful to you or not. You are at the early stages of your pregnancy so it shouldn’t be detrimental . I suggest you attempt to keep the fasts as there are great rewards. If you are unable to complete it and your health deteriorates then you may break it and make the Qadha in the future. There will be no sin for breaking it.