Q: I am diabetic. Can I give Sadaqah instead of fasting during Ramadhaan?
A: No, you cannot do so. You must fast to see if you can manage the fast. If you cannot manage the fast due to feinting or any extreme conditions and if a pious Muslim doctor tells you not to fast, then only can you not fast. If your condition normalises, you have to then fast. If you were told by the muslim doctor not to fast, you may then give sadaqah for the fasts missed.