The month of Ramadan brings blessings. It brings love, happiness and an aura of piety around the observing and the non-observing. What it also brings, are a whole lot of misconceptions and doubts. Anybody who fasts with a true Niyah wants to do anything to break it and most of us therefore find ourselves walking on eggshells over small nothings. While the concept of fasting is to restrain oneself, let’s look at some of the things we do not need to feel guilty about
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They don’t break your fast. They are neither foodstuff nor are they in any way nutritious. If these are necessary and must be taken, only make sure you do not taste them at the back of your throat.
Suppositories (medical insertions)
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Again, if these are required, they may be taken. These do not pose any risk to your fast.
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No form of injections, unless of a nutritious nature or administered to replace food or water, will break your fast. This includes giving blood samples or any medicinal injections, be they intravenous, muscular or those administered in the skin.
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Usage of inhalers for asthmatic inhalers and taking oxygen are allowed, provided you don’t taste them at the back of your throat.