a. If one fears -the fear of any prudent
person- that fasting will make him/her sick, worsen malady or bring harm then
he/she should not fast, but make up for the defaulted fasts later, on regaining
b. Mere feeling of weakness~.or for that
matter psychological fear is not an excuse to forego fasting or to break fast.
But if the physical weakness is very severe and unbearable and is taxing the
power of resistance, then it is allowed to break the- fast.
c. If fasting has no adverse effects for a
sick person, then it is obligatory for him/her to fast.
d. If one fasts, believing there will be no
adverse effects, but it turi~ out later that fasting did harm his/her
condigion, such a fast is not regarded as correct.
e. If one fasts knowing that it will be
harmful, or possibly harmful, his/her fasting is null.
Earlier we had briefly mentioned the
significance of inten necessary for fasting. Those who are sick are exempted,
and nor should one fast when sure of adverse effects on health, or fears
possibility of adverse effects.