Do I Need to Pay Expiation for Delaying Makeup Fasts?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


Due to menses, I owe four days of fasting from last year’s Ramadan. I could not complete them for various reasons before this year’s Ramadan starts. What is my expiation?


I pray you are in the best health and faith, insha’Allah.

Missed Fasts

There is no expiation for delaying a makeup fast until the following Ramadan.

Please see:
Do I Have To Make Up Missed Fasts Within A Year?

And Allah alone gives success.
[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, a small town on the east coast of England. He memorized the Quran in his youth and has led congregations in tarawih prayers at home and abroad. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and management from the University of Leicester, where he served as the head of the university’s Islamic Society. Shortly after, he moved to Amman, Jordan, to study the Islamic sciences full-time with various distinguished traditional scholars. He is now an experienced teacher himself, answering religious questions regularly and teaching students of knowledge privately and online. He is pursuing advanced studies and specialization in Amman, where he resides with his wife and children.