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Q: What is the ruling if someone is afflicted with nose bleeding for 28 days while fasting in Ramadan? I am 59 years old and I have never suffered from nosebleeds previously. Last Ramadan, however, my nose would bleed three to six times a day while I was fasting. Blood used to reach my throat, and then I would force it out. The bleeding was from my left nostril.

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, then your Sawm (fasting) is valid as this hemorrhage is not in your control. Therefore, your Sawm can not be judged as invalid. This ruling is taken from the evidence that denote the ease of Shari`ah (Islamic law). (Part No. 10; Page No. 265) Allah (Exalted be He) says: Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He also says: Allâh does not want to place you in difficulty May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.