Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]

Can I Make up Fasts Even If My Parents Prevent Me From Doing So?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to make up my fasts from previous years however I am only allowed by my parents to do so once a week. It causes my mother mental and emotional distress every time it comes up. Should I push it? Is this shirk in any way? […]

Do I Need to Make up Fasts That My Parents Did Not Allow Me to Keep?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: During my first two Ramadans when I was 12 and 13 years old, my parents did not allow me to fast. They were worried about how it might affect my growth. Am I required to make up those two months of fasting? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Can I Delay Making up Fasts After This Ramadan? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: I have been trying to make up fasts for some years now. I wanted to make all of them up this year, but I feel this is becoming difficult as I have to also dedicate myself to my family and my job. Is it okay to do what I […]

Can I Pay Money to Make Up for My Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I would like to know the amount per day to be paid for missed obligatory fasts that I have not made up. If there is no stipulated amount is there a way to calculate this rate per fasts missed? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

How Do I Make Up 12 Years of Fasts Missed Due to an Illness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am an epileptic. I could not fast for around 12 years or so because I could not stay without food and I could not get up in between my sleep. But for the past 4 years I have been fasting with lot of care. My family take a […]

Dealing With a Terminal Illness and Impending Death

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness and does not have long to live. I would like to know what a person in this situation should focus on with regards to their Islamic worship during the last months of life e.g seek forgiveness, […]