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What is the ruling for using asthma inhalers when fasting?

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What is the ruling for using asthma inhalers when fasting?

Answer

The use of asthma inhalers vitiates fasting because they carry liquid medicine in the form of droplets which reach an internal cavity through the mouth which is a natural body orifice. It is therefore obligatory to make up the fast though if this is not possible, and his condition is chronic he is to make fidya by feeding a destitute for each day he has refrained from fasting. The fidya consists of one mudd (510 gm) of the staple food of his country. It is permissible to give out the cash equivalent of the fidyaThe use of asthma inhalers vitiates fasting because they carry liquid medicine in the form of droplets which reach an internal cavity through the mouth which is a natural body orifice. It is therefore obligatory to make up the fast though if this is not possible, and his condition is chronic he is to make fidya by feeding a destitute for each day he has refrained from fasting. The fidya consists of one mudd (510 gm) of the staple food of his country. It is permissible to give out the cash equivalent of the fidya

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