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Question: I am Bi-Polar and take
medications once a day for my
condition. Is fasting obligatory
upon me?
Answer:
Praise be to Allah
Fasting is obligatory upon every
sane, healthy, adult Muslim who is
not traveling at the time. As for a
woman she must be free of menses
or post natal bleeding.

Fasting is not obligatory upon mi-
nors or those who are mentally dis-
abled or insane because they have
no understanding of what they are
doing.
'Ali reported that the Prophet (saw)
said:
"
The pen is raised for three groups
[of people]--that is, they will not be