Breaking Sawm on the part of a physician for treating his patients

Q 14: A- Is it permissible for doctors under normal circumstances to break their Sawm (Fast) if they feel exhausted by work? What is the ruling if they conduct surgical operations, some of which take a long time? Does the ruling differ if it is an emergency case? B- Is it permissible for patients to break their Sawm because of toothache?

A: It is not permissible for doctors to break their Sawm to treat patients, unless the case of the patient is so serious that it requires the treating doctor to break Sawm. In this case, it is permissible for the doctor to break their Sawm; for it is done to save a person's life. If the person afflicted with toothache needs to break their Sawm, they are allowed to break it because in this case they fall under the category of the sick whom Allah has granted Rukhsah (concession) to break their Sawm. (Part No. 9; Page No. 204) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.