The fifteenth item is: Suppositories that are taken through the anus: They are used for various medical purposes such as to reduce body temperature and to relieve the pain of hemorrhoids.
The same ruling goes for the enemas. First, the enemas: Scholars have spoken about in the past: The Four leaders of the Fiqh schools adopted the view that these injections invalidate the fast because they reach the stomach.
The second opinion is of the Zhahiry School and the chosen view of Shaykh Al Islam Ibn Taymiyah is: these injections do not break the fast because they are not nutritious by any mean, but they drain out everything in the body as if a person smells laxatives and because this fluid does not reach the stomach. As for the later scholars, they based their views on the previous disagreement.
Is there a connection between the anus and the stomach?! The scholars, who adopted the view that they invalidate the fast, say that there is a connection because the anus is connected with the rectum and the rectum is connected with the colon (the gut). The absorption of the food is done through the small intestine, and perhaps it is done through the absorption of some salts and sugars.
As if non-nutritious substances are absorbed, such as medicine, it will not break the fast because they do not contain food or water. This detail is the closest to believe.
Second: The anal suppositories are controversial: It does not break the fast, which is the view of Ibn `Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on his soul) because they contain therapeutic medication; not liquid food, so they are not food, drink, nor anything of the like.
This is the correct view.
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