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I have type 1 diabetes which was diagnosed in november 2013, till last year I used to fast but I cannot now, because I have to take insulin during day times (i.e while fasting) and dinner and have to eat for every 2.5 hours. Is my fast excused?

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Health is also in the conditions where fast is excused. The conditions are

  1. Health
  2. When you're in a journey

But if you do not fast then you have to manage for a poor person to fast. Meaning you have to make all the arrangement for him like in Sehri and Iftar. After that your fast is excused but when you became healthy then the number of fast you excused you have to do then.

Sources: Islamic Academy, Ala-Hazrat, Islamic Society of Rutgers University


By poor person mentioned here are those people who cannot manage food for their sehri and iftar

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    Great answer, note that answers here are expected to provide a reference. Can you do that? – user4456 Jun 27 '14 at 18:26
  • See the answer now, maybe it's okay now – user3599534 Jun 28 '14 at 7:19
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    thanks alottt brother. may allah bless the whole ummah.jazakallah khairan – mohammed haneuf Jun 28 '14 at 12:25

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