Train your children to fast at the age of
seven by having them fast as long as they
can stand it, and make them fast by the
age of ten.
And Allah knows best
Question: I am pregnant expecting my
first child. I was told that I do not have
to fast at all since I am pregnant. Is this
so? Also my sister is nursing. She was
told that she too is exempt from fast-
ing. Is this true as well?
The most correct view is that pregnant and
breast feeding women are obligated to fast
unless there is a danger for herself or
child. I state this based on the view of Ibn
Abbas, who was one of the eminent com-
panions whom the Prophet (saw) made
duaa for asking Allah to give him a deep
understanding of the Quran.