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Question: I am Bi-Polar and take
medications once a day for my
condition. Is fasting obligatory
upon me?
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
'Ali reported that the Prophet (saw)
The pen is raised for three groups
[of people]--that is, they will not be