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STING OF BEE OR SCORPION WHILE FASTING, INJURY ON BODY WHEN FASTING


QUESTION:

1. If a bee, scorpion, etc stings a person who is fasting, does the fast break?
2. Does the fast break if an injury on the body emits blood, matter, etc.?

Naeem Ahmad
Sind, Pakistaan

ANSWER:

(1)


The overall rule regarding the invalidation of fasting is, “If medicine or food enters the stomach or brain through an entry of the body, the fast is broken. Anything entering the body through the pores does not break it”. Badaaius-Sanaai states:



(Vol. 2, pg. 93)

Hence, whatever enters the body through the pores or its effect is found in the body, doesn't break the fast. Fataawi Alamghiri states:



(Vol. 1, pg. 203)

Allama Shaami writes:



(Raddul Muhtaar,Vol. 2, pg. 106)

Various other books of Fiqhi Laws document this. All these extracts convincingly prove that the fast of a person is not broken if he is stung by a scorpion, snake or any other venomous animal or insect.

(2)

The fast will not be invalidated as the rule concerning the breaking of fasting, as mentioned above, does not apply here. Matter or pus being discharged by the body does not break the fast. Fast is broken if medicine or food reaches the stomach or brain through an entry of the body (e.g. ears, mouth, etc.).

 

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