Delaying an Expiation Fast

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is sinful to delay an expiation fast for breaking an oath. Is it sinful to delay fast for an oath expiation? Yes, it is considered to be religiously sinful to delay the mandatory expiation (kaffara) of a nullified oath (yamin), unless you have a reasonable excuse to do […]

Visiting Christmas Markets

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about visiting Christmas Markets having promised not to celebrate Christmas. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I study in Europe and I promised by Allah that I will never celebrate Christmas. However will I keep my promise if I visit the Christmas Markets (where candles, food, and alcohol […]

Kaffara for Broken Oath If Genuinely Forgotten

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question about expiation for broken oaths. I have been gaining weight recently. In an attempt to curb that, I made an oath to Allah, saying “Wallahi, I will not drink any soda for the month of December.” However, at work, I just went about my day and having completely forgotten […]

Is There an Expiation for Breaking Fasts Outside of Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I forgot I was making up a fast and committed a sin of watching filth and masturbating. I broke my fast because there was ihtilaam (wet dream). On another occasion while keeping a voluntary fast outside the month of Ramadan I masturbated intentionally. Do I have to do kaffara (expiation)?  Answer: Assalam alaykum wa […]

Making up Fasts Broken by Intercourse or Eating After Thinking the Fast Was Broken

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum,  During Ramadan, a couple had sexual intercourse several times on several days while fasting.  They also missed several Ramadan fast intentionally without a valid reason.  Also a few times they thought that their fasting was broken due to bleeding and thus started eating.  The couple realizes that […]

Must I Fast 180 Days as Expiation for 3 Broken Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: 1. I broke 2-3 fasts without any valid reason during the month of Ramadan at about age 17 in ignorance. Do i have to have 180 fasts continuously as expiation? 2. For about 2-3 Ramadans I served dates to those who fast in the Masjid and the residue stuck […]

How Many Expiations Are Required For Multiple Broken Fasts?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: During Ramadhan I have broken 7 fasts in 2009 and 6 in 2010 intentionally (which i regret). I have heard I must make them up and also pay kaffara.  Is it ok to pay the kaffara by feeding 60 poor people for every fast I broke or do I […]

Eating After Dawn & Breaking The Fast For An Invitation

Answered by Sidi `Abd al-Rahim Reasat Question: Is expiation or just a make-up required for breaking the fast (intentionally) in the following circumstances: (a) rising (unintentionally) after Fajr time has arrived, and then taking suhur out of physical necessity, or (b) breaking the fast for a meal in which would be highly offensive not to […]

When Is Expiation Required For A Fast?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: A sister was not encouraged to fast when she was young. Does she have to make expiation for these missed fasts in addition to making them up? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, She will only have to make up (qada) for the fasts […]

Years of Missed Fasts and Expiation (kaffara)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have several years in which I did not fast Ramadan. I also have some years in which I did fast but I didn’t make up the days I did not fast because of menstruation. Should I make up the fasts from my menstruation first and then perform the […]