Q: I am a
diabetic and I have to have a hypodermic injection on a daily basis.
When I do not have this injection my blood sugar level rises. To get straight to the point, is it permissible for me to have such an injection during Ramadan? It may be worth mentioning that my health condition deteriorates every Ramadan because I stop taking the injection. I thus remain at the hospital and break my Sawm (Fast) for about ten days which I make up later on. Please advise. What should I do bearing in mind that such an injection is not effective when it is taken during the night?
It is permissible for you to have the injection referred to in the question in the daytime without being required to make up for the Sawm of any days. However, if you can take the injection during the nighttime without facing any hardship, this will be more proper.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.