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Ramadan Health Guide

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 […]

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.

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By Hanif Kruger

BIO for Hanif Kruger

Hanif is the manager at the Assistive Technology Centre of the South African National Council for the Blind with more than 30 years of experience in the assistive technology and IT fields. Hanif’s passion is assistive technology and advocating for key issues affecting people with disabilities and more specifically the blind and vision impaired. He shares his love for Assistive Technologies through sharing information through his work and via social media and relevant events in order to spread the knowledge and awareness around new technologies and the challenges relating to AT for PWDs. A strong believer in the rights of persons with disabilities and the philosophy of “nothing about us without us”, he regularly push for the affordability and accessability of AT and matching the correct assistive technology solutions with a person in order for them to reach their full capacity. Hanif enjoys a good Netflix and Apple TV+ binge but can also be found walking both his guide dogs looking for cookies .

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