This year Ramadan will be during the exam period for most students.
Is this an acceptable reason to not fast? Especially for nervous students who could potentially faint.
Is there any way around this issue?
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If the person has a serious illness, and that he will get affected negatively by fasting, then he should not.
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Salam, fasting for a whole month is not an easy task. There is no one who can fast a whole month without worrying about it. But that's exactly the importance of Ramadan, to show our gratitude to Allah.
If you are sure that fasting will not seriously effect your exams, then you should do it. Keep in mind that fasting has a religious plus for you, so if Allah wants, he can help you with your exams for the fact that you have fasted for him. Remember that you could feel regret later on for not having fasted this year on Ramadan.
Personally, I am going to finish highschool this summer and I am going to do the hardest and also the most important exam of my life but I am still going to fast to show my gratitude to Allah.
If your heart is willed to fast, you should do it.