He becomes unconscious every time he wishes to fast

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 243, Fatwa No.189
Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah – Voulme 25, Page 217

Question: There is a man who becomes unconscious every time he wishes to fast, thereby striking out with his arms and legs, remaining in this state of unconsciousness for days and as a result he is assumed insane, however, [upon examination] he is not proven to be insane.

Response: All praise is for Allaah [alone]. If fasting inflicts upon him the likes of such an illness, then certainly he should not fast, [rather] he should make up the day[s] he was unable to fast. However, if this [illness] strikes him anytime he fasts then he is [considered] incapable of fasting, so [in this case] he [should] feed a poor and needy person (Muslim) for each and every day [he is unable to fast], and Allaah [alone] has the Complete knowledge [of all affairs].

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.