How Do I Make Up Ramadan Fasts Missed Due to Pregnancy?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


I was unable to fast last Ramadan due to pregnancy, and I have been unable to find advice based on the Quran and Sunna concerning what I should do to ensure that my obligation is met.

Do I need to makeup the days which I missed or should I feed poor people as is the case for those who are unable to fast due to illness? I follow the Hanafi school of thought. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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


Yes, you need to make up the missed fasts.

Missing fasts due to the hardships of pregnancy is akin to missing fasts due to sickness.

If difficult, spread them out and make them up gradually. And ask Allah for strength, facilitation, and sincerity.

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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.