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Old 06-25-2017, 06:59 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I have a question regarding fasting. I'm a diabetic and i don't think fasting is a good idea for me. what are the requirements regarding this?

Thanks and blessings.
 
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:20 AM   #2
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You are simply except from fasting if you and your doctor know that it will be damaging to your health.
 
Old 06-25-2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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Thank you.
 
Old 06-25-2017, 01:37 PM   #4
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Hello all,

I have a question regarding fasting. I'm a diabetic and i don't think fasting is a good idea for me. what are the requirements regarding this?

Thanks and blessings.
It is the spirit of fasting that counts. Thus get good medical advice for your situation and do what you can.

It may be you can do the fast in a modified way, with the view it is the spirit of sacrafice of worldly attachments.

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Old 06-25-2017, 09:50 PM   #5
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Or you may choose to do a service for others. That is a very acceptable option for those who find themselves unable to submerse themselves in the blessing of the Fast. There are many health conditions that could compromise a person's health if they fasted.

The KITAB-I-ADAS lists the requirements of the Fast and the conditions where an exemption is granted, pgs 148-149. The last one listed; 6. Vowing to fast (in a month other than the one prescribed for fasting) is permissable. Vows which profit mankind are however preferable in the sight of God.

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Old 06-26-2017, 05:42 AM   #6
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Forgive the formatting, but here is the section from the Kitab-i-Aqdas referred to above...


B. Fasting

5. Exemption from fasting is granted to:

a. Travellers
i. Provided the journey exceeds 9 hours.
ii. Those travelling on foot, provided the journey exceeds 2 hours.
iii. Those who break their journey for less than 19 days. 149
iv. Those who break their journey during the Fast at a place where they are to stay 19 days are exempt from fasting only for the first three days from their arrival.
v. Those who reach home during the Fast must commence fasting from the day of their arrival.

b. Those who are ill.
c. Those who are over 70.
d. Women who are with child.
e. Women who are nursing.
f. Women in their courses, provided they perform their ablutions and repeat a specifically revealed verse 95 times a day.
g. Those who are engaged in heavy labour, who are advised to show respect for the law by using discretion and restraint when availing themselves of the exemption.
 
Old 06-26-2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Learning a lot about the faith. But reason & Logic usually wins out for me.
 
Old 07-13-2017, 07:58 PM   #8
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Hello all,

I have a question regarding fasting. I'm a diabetic and i don't think fasting is a good idea for me. what are the requirements regarding this?

Thanks and blessings.
Fasting is for our sake.

It brings us closer to GOD.

To fast is to abstain from the desires of the body. It is a form of meditation and generally happens not exactly or deliberately on the part of the believer, can be observed by one's self when seeking GOD.

It is similar to the command to not sleep; it sounds contrary to common sense unless one is in a spiritual mindset. Sleep is similar to indifference.

Fasting the body is feeding the soul through the Spirit.

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