If the sugar is less than 70 and the heartbeat is irregular, nervous and sweating, the patient may break the fast. Professor Ijaz Fuhra Photo; File
Karachi: Senior religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani said that suffering from diabetes does not justify fasting during Ramadan.
According to experts, most diabetics can easily fast in Ramadan, but they should consult doctors and health professionals.
He expressed these views in his speech before the opening session of the Eighth International Conference on Diabetes and Ramadan, which is organized by the Ramadan and Hajj Study Group, which organizes the conference in cooperation with licensees, and the conference is attended by the Secretary-General of the Diabetes Association. Pakistan Prof. Abdul Basit, Prof. Yaqoub Al Ahmadani, Prof. Ijaz Vohra, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassanein from UAE, Vice Chancellor of Lahore University of Health Sciences Prof. Javed Akram, Dr. Salma Mehr, Dr. Saif Haq and addressing the attendees Dr. Zahid Mayan and other experts from UK .
Health expert Professor Ijaz Vohra, addressing the conference, said that fasting is not only an important means of self-purification and bodily worship, but also a very beneficial practice for human health. As a result, the control of blood sugar can be greatly improved • Checking sugar during fasting does not break the fast. If a person’s blood sugar drops below 70, the heart rate becomes irregular, and there is anxiety and sweating, and if it starts, it is permissible for such a patient to break his fast.
Diabetes specialist and Secretary General of Diabetes Society of Pakistan, Professor Abdul Basit, said that before 2008, 90% of health experts advised diabetics not to fast, which is why most people with this disease suffer from this important physical condition. They were denied spiritual worship.
Mr. Yaqoub Al-Ahmadani said that he has been trying to spread awareness among diabetics during the month of Ramadan and Hajj for 14 years and so far he has organized eight conferences. He further said that over the past several years they have focused on training doctors, including public awareness programmes.