Fasting - Is it Invalidated by Medical Patches on the Skin?
  • Question:

    Do medical patches that allow absorption of medication via the skin invalidate the fast?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    The externally applied medical patches you have given reference to, do not entail any substance entering the internal stomach cavity, hence the fast will not be nullified.

    Ibn Abbās (may Allāh be please with him) and Ikramah (may Allāh be please with him) have stated, "The fast is invalidated by what enters the internal stomach cavity." (Bukhārī)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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