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Qadhaa for missed fasts

Fatwaa ID: 855

As Salaam Wa Alaykum

I didn’t fast last Ramadan , the day I traveled and the day flying back and one day normal because I was gonna pass out I heard a lot tuff ,feed homeless meals and for the one I broke other then traveling I have to fast 30 days for that I just need clarification , 2 is travel one because I was gonna pass out

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

We understand from your query that you missed 2 days of Ramadhan fasts due to travels and you broke 1 fast of Ramadhan due to genuinely feeling that you are going to pass out. We will answer your queries below.

  1. At the outset, a person is only exempt from fasting if he is already a musaafir by Fajr time. If he is not a musaafir yet but wishes to travel later on after Fajr or during the day, then he will not be excused. He will have to fast. Nevertheless, if one skips a fast due to being a musaafir or potentially being a musaafir, then he will have to do qadhaa only. In the latter case, sincere tawbah and istighfaar is necessary as he did not have a valid excuse. In the enquired situation, you will make up 2 days of fast. There is no kaffaarah.
  2. If a person who is fasting finds it extremely difficult to fast and therefore breaks his fast, genuinely feeling that he is going to pass out, then he will have to make up 1 fast only. There is no kaffaarah.

To summarize, in the enquired situations, you will fast three days only as qadhaa. There is no kaffaarah on you.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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