Could I take insulin whilst fasting


Dear Mufti

I am diabetic could I take an insulin whilst fasting, please advice me.


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to take insulin whilst fasting provided that it is not injected directly into the stomach.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

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[1] وفي الجائفة والآمة إذا داواهما بدواء يابس لا يفسد صومه وإذا داواهما بدواء رطب يفسد صومه عند أبي حنيفة خلافا لهما وأكثر المشايخ اعتبر الوصول إلى الجوف

(المحيط البرهاني، كتاب الصوم،ج3, ص348 )

(جديد فقهي مسائل، عبادات،ج1 , ص 180)