Definition of a shaykh-e-fānī

Definition of a shaykh-e-fānī
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Definition of a shaykh-e-fānī

  • masjidmuhammad
  • Mar 25, 2021

Imdad al-Fatawa:

What is the definition of a shaykh-e-fani who is absolved
from fasting? In other words, at what age and in what condition is he
classified as a shaykh-e-fani?Definition of a shaykh-e-fānī?


From the above traditions, a concise definition of a shaykh-e-fn3 is:
based on his present condition, he does not have the ability to fast nor
is there hope that he will be able to fast in the future. This inability
could be due to old age or illness.2

Allah ta‛ala knows best.


2 Imdad al-Fatawa, vol. 2, p. 151.

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