Suffering from epilepsy and having to take medication permanently during daytime
My 13-year-old brother suffers from epilepsy and has to take medication three times a day. How should he observe Sawm (Fast)?
Should Kaffarah (expiation) be paid when Sawm becomes obligatory upon him?
When your brother reaches puberty by having one of its relevant signs, such as discharging Maniy (sperm), growing of coarse pubic hair, or reaching fifteen years old, it is obligatory upon him to observe Sawm. If he cannot do so because of his illness, it is permissible for him to break Sawm if it is a chronic illness. He should feed a needy person for every day (Part No. 9; Page No. 137) of missed Sawm. Every needy should be given 1.5 kg of wheat, rice, or any similar food common in your country. When he recovers, he should make up for the missed days; and there is no Kaffarah on him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.