Observing Sawm on the part of a diabetic

Question: I contracted diabetes before Ramadaan 1413 AH and doctors asked me not to fast the days of Ramadaan of that year and the next year 1414 AH as well. I am treated with insulin injections three times a day. Should I make up for the days I missed in Ramadaan? Please, be informed that I am financially supported by my father. How should I feed persons in case I am duty-bound to do so? May I calculate the total value of the food that I should give to the poor and pay its value in cash all at once?

Answer: If you cannot fast because of this illness, you may break fast. Later, if you can make up for the days you missed, you should do so. If you are perpetually unable to make up for them, you should feed a poor person 1.5 kilogram of the local staple food for each day you broke fast, thus discharging the obligation of fast. It is also permissible to calculate the total amount of food and give it all at once to one or more poor people at the beginning or at the end of Ramadaan. We ask Allaah to cure you of all harms..read more here.

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