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I have lived in England all my life and I came to Pakistan for 6 months to work on a project. Although I am based indoors, three weeks ago I suffered from extreme de-hydration as the heat of 45 degrees got to me. I was having a heat stroke and went to hospital. Subsequently I lost my appetite and could hardly eat one meal a day. I have been hydrating myself constantly and getting much better. I am scared that if I fast in Ramadan I will experience the same problem again because my body is not used to being in this heat. I have not fasted so far and I am worried about missing obligatory fasts. I have planned to fast on weekends when I can stay in doors under cool temperature. Please advise if I am doing the right thing or not.

الجواب حامداومصليا

I would recommend you to consult a trustworthy physician immediatly and seek his opinion. If your physician recommends that you skip the Fasting during the month of Ramadhan due to the fear of severe consequences to your life and health then you may skip the Fasting and make up for the lost days later.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

Fatwa Center of America