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Is fasting allowed, for a pregnant woman, when she is in her final stage and the doctor has forbidden her from it?
If fasting harms her health or the health of her embryo, she is then not allowed to fast.
The mustahab days to fast are:
- The holy month of Rajab, if not the whole month, the first three days, mid three days (13, 14 & 15) and last three days.
- The holy month of Sha'baan [as above].
- Three days of any month, and the best way to do this is the first and last thursday of the lunhar month, and the mid Wednesday of the month (first wednesday from the second ten days of the month)
- Ayam al-Beidh of every month (13th, 14th and 15th).
- Monday and Thursday of every week.
- Ma'bath Day (27th Rajab)
- Birthday of the Prophet (s.a.w.) (17th Rabi' al-Awwal)
- Six days after Eid al-Fitr (2nd - 7th Shawwal)
- Dahu al-Ardh Day (25th Dhil-Qi'dah)
- Arafah Day (9th Dhul-Hijjah)
- Ghadir Day (18th Dhul-Hijjah)
- Mubahalah Day (24th Dhul-Hijjah)
- Nawruz Day.
And Allah knows best
During Ramadan I intentionally broke my fast 5 times because I was angry and uncomfortable and felt that I do not need to fast. Do I have to do anything else other than making up the missed fasts?
You must do Qadha and also do the Kaffara of deliberately breaking the fast which is either fasting two months continuously or feeding sixty poor believers for every day of broken fast. You also need to seek forgiveness for that sin.
How long should I keep fasting as it keeps me away from different sins which I was addicted to? Which days should I fast on?
After being sure that all your obligatory fasting days are done, it recommended to fast on every Monday and every Thursday, or first Thursday and last Thursday and Middle Wednesday in every lunar month.