In Islam there are some categories of people who are exempt from fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Imam Saad Munyandekwe of Kimisagara enlightens us on this group of people.
People who are mentally challenged, are not required to fast during the month of Ramadan.
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is not obligatory for children (those who have not undergone puberty).
Women in their menses and post-partum:
Women, in such conditions are exempted from fasting and are required to compensate for the missed days afterwards.
Travelers are exempted from fasting. If you have to travel far and the journey is difficult then you are eligible for this exemption.
Those suffering from some ailment are exempted from fasting to avoid health risks. Temporally sick people with fever, moderate cough e.t.c. are exempted from fasting.
Those with chronic diseases such as; cancer, diabetes, AIDS, tuberculosis among others, are exempted from fasting but are required to daily give food to the poor daily during the month of Ramadan.