This booklet is aimed at helping you understand the health issues related to fasting, so that you are able to make more informed choices, minimise complications and maximise the benefit of your fast. The booklet will:
- guide you through physiological changes that occur when you are fasting;
- give examples of beneficial and harmful foods during fasting;
- discuss potential medical problems and remedies;
- suggest a diet plan;
- and respond to the most frequently asked questions about fasting in general and medical issues in particular.
The booklet also contains a section for doctors and medical professionals to enable them to provide more informed services.
The booklet has been put together by medical experts, Islamic scholars and researchers, who have stayed within the spirit of Islam, while ensuring the medical advice and suggestions are scientific and culturally sensitive.