19 April 2020 - 20:08
News ID: 450006
Ayatollah Khamenei announced his fatwa on the fast of the holy month of Ramadhan during ‎the Coronavirus epidemic.‎

RNA – The Office for the Inquiry of Religious Questions of the Supreme Leader of the ‎Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, published the following ruling on the fast ‎of Ramadhan during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak according to his fatwas.‎

The text of the question and answer is as follows:‎

Question: What is the ruling on fasting during the holy month of Ramadhan given the ‎current situation where the Coronavirus has spread?‎

Answer: In fact, fasting as a divine duty is a special blessing of God for the servants and is ‎one of the foundations of spiritual development and upliftment of mankind and it was also ‎made obligatory on the previous nations.‎

Among the effects of fasting is the emergence of spirituality and inner purity, individual and ‎social piety, the strengthening of one’s will and a spirit of resistance against hardships. The ‎role of fasting in the health of the human body is clear and God has declared a great reward ‎for those who fast.‎

Fasting is one of the obligations of the religion of Islam and among the pillars of Islamic law ‎and it is not permissible to abstain from fasting during the holy month of Ramadhan unless ‎one rationally thinks that fasting will cause:‎

‎1) An illness ‎
‎2) An exacerbation of an illness
‎3) The lengthening of an illness and the delay of the recovery of one’s health.‎

In these cases, fasting is void but it is necessary to make up for it.‎

Obviously, this statement will suffice if this is confirmed by a religious medical specialist.‎

Therefore, if a person has fears and worries about the above-mentioned matters and this ‎fear has a rational origin, fasting is abrogated, but it is necessary to make up for it.‎

Rasa News Agency


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