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.

Observing Sawm on the part of a diabetic

Question: I have suffered from diabetes for four years. I used to fast Ramadaan every year, but over the last two years I have found it too hard to fast. My physician decided that I should break fast, but I continued to fast some days and break fast on other days.

Am I to be rewarded by Allaah for these days which I fasted? Should I make up for the days on which I broke fast?

During this time, I was still a student, so my father paid to feed needy people for each day on which I broke fast. Now, all praise be to Allaah, I work and earn enough money; should I repay to my father the money he paid to feed the needy people on my behalf or use the money to feed more needy people?

Answer: You have to make up for the days on which you broke fast in Ramadaan, and should also offer Kaffaarah (expiation) for the days on which you broke fast and did not make up for until the next Ramadaan. The Kaffaarah is half a Saa` (1 Saa` = 3 kg. Approx.) of the staple food ofthe country, which you should give to needy people or just to one person in proportion to the number of these days. The Kaffaarah that your father paid on your behalf is counted and you do not have to offer it again… read more here.