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Expiation for intentionally breaking a Ramadhan fast

Fatwaa ID: 264

asalamualaikum dear Mufti Saab

for the expiation of breaking a Ramadan fast intentionally by eating something, does one have to fast 60 consecutive days…or two consecutive months?

for example, if one month is 29 days and the month after that is 30 days….and one fasts both months consecutively, will this fulfill the expiation although its 59 days.

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

The expiation/kaffaarah for voluntarily breaking a Ramadhaan fast without a valid reason is to fast two lunar months or sixty days consecutively. If he starts on the first of the Islamic lunar month, then it will be two months, irrespective of whether the months are 29 days or 30. If he starts on any other day of the month, then it will be sixty days.

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

06/10/1444 AH – 01/03/2023 AH | AML1-6773

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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