A patient who cannot fast Ramadan

A: If this patient is unable to observe Sawm in Ramadan due to suffering from an incurable disease, then he is to be exempted from Sawm. However, he must feed one needy person for each day by giving him half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of staple food; such as wheat, dates, rice, etc. Provided that this is within his capacity. This patient takes the same ruling as an old man or aged woman who finds it difficult to observe Sawm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.