I would like to know if I need to continue fasting if my period comes during the day. I was having really bad cramps and was unable to take any medicine for them because I was under the assumption that I am supposed to keep my fast even though it was broken by my period and won’t count anymore.
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth
If a woman enters the state of menstruation (hayd) or post-natal bleeding (nifas) during the day in Ramadan, her fast is broken. She should not abstain from eating and drinking as that would resemble a fasting person. However, she should exercise discretion and refrain from eating in public. She is free to eat and drink in the privacy of her own home.
And Allah knows best.