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Changing intention of consecutive qadha to non-consecutive

Fatwaa ID: 2302

Assalam Alaykum, If a person has multiple qadha fasts and also a couple that he has to do consecutively and he made intention for the qadha of the consecutive ones but was unable to fast for 3 consecutive days.
Can he count the qadha that had the intention of the consecutive one as a normal qadha?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, once an intention is made and a person commences with the action, the intention cannot be changed. If a person had to fast fasts that were supposed to be consecutive but was unable to maintain that, then he would have to restart them afterwards. As for the partial fasts from the set, they would count as nafl. They would not count as non-consecutive qadhaa as that fast was not his intention. He cannot change his intention after keeping or starting the fast.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/20/1445 AH – 04/29/2024 CE | AMG1-3876

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