Should a young ill female observe Sawm?

Question: My eleven-year-old daughter has to observe Sawm (Fast) in Ramadaan this year, but she suffers from epileptic fits and has to take her medication every day. If she doesn’t, the disease will overtake her again. Should she observe Sawm this year or not?

Answer: If your daughter has not yet reached puberty, she does not have to observe Sawm, for she is not Mukallaf (person meeting the conditions to be held legally accountable for their actions). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There are three (persons) whose actions are not recorded… And he mentioned among them the young until they reach puberty… read more here.

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