Does his being accused of insanity exempt him from the obligations of Shari`ah?
Q: A medical report was issued showing that I suffer from schizophrenia. In fact, I neither suffer from insanity nor any psychological illness. This report was falsely issued against me by the Medical Forensic Committee in
It is known that the obligations of Shari`ah (Islamic law) are waived for an insane person, so is it permissible for me to abandon these obligations like Salah (Prayer), especially as the hospital doctors diagnosed me (Part No. 11; Page No. 150) insane, and the blame will fall on them?Should I perform the obligations, especially that I do not feel that I am insane? Please advise me, may Allah reward you with the best. As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)
The obligations of the Shari`ah are not waived for a Muslim as long as he or she has a sound mind, for Allah (Exalted be He) says:
So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can
Therefore, a Muslim is required to perform as much obligations as he or she can. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
When I command you to do anything, do of it as much as you possibly can.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.