Self catheter whilst fasting

Apr 5, 2023 | Sawm (Fasting)


Can I perform self intermittent catheterisation whilst fasting
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Inserting an object into the urethra will not invalidate the fast as there is no link between the urethra and the digestive tract. Hence, the act of self catheterisation whereby one inserts a catheter through the urethra, in and of itself will not invalidate the fast. This is provided that one does not do anything else which might invalidate the fast such as taking medication orally.

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Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel