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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.

Assalamu alekum and Eid Mubarak. I have a
question regarding refasting and kafara.
Many years ago I could not fast due to
pregnancy and I gave kafara for the whole
month, after a few years I also could not fast
the whole of Ramadan due to illness, but
gave kafara also for these days.
Unfortunately, I have not refasted these days
till now due to many reasons. My question is
whether I have to pay kafara every year for
the days I have not fasted till I fast them or
is it only once for the year that passed and
for not fasting the days before the next
Ramadan that came. There are many opinions
and in sha Allah you will give me the right
advice. Furthermore, my financial situation
is very poor and it would be very difficult
for me to pay a high sum for every year that
passed without fasting my debts. If yes that
a kafara should be paid every year for the
days (60 days), how much should be paid?
What if someone cannot fast anymore or
refast due to illness all the time and taking
medication? What should be done in this
case? Jazakum Allah alf kher and I hope I
could make my query clear enough to you. If
not, please contact me anytime so that I can
clarify open questions. Assalamu alekum wa
rahmat Allah wa barakatuh

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the
Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of
worship except Allah, and that Muhammad
is His slave and Messenger.

If a woman breaks the fasting due to a
pregnancy or other reasons and she did not
make up those days until the next Ramadan
came, then if this delay is due to a sound
reason, she is only required to make up
those days which she did not fast and she is
not obliged to expiate for the delay.
However, if the delay occurred without any
valid reason, then she is sinful for delaying
the making up of the days which she broke
the fast until Ramadan came, and she is
obliged to repent to Allah.
She is obliged to make up those days if she is
able to fast along with expiating for the
delay. The expiation is to give a Mudd
(approximately 750 gm) of food for every
The expiation is not waved out if the person
delayed making up the missed days for many
years. As for the expiations if she broke the
fast, for instance, for 10 days and she did
not make them up without any valid reason
until the next Ramadan came and she also
broke the fast for 5 days in that second
Ramadan and she did not make them up as
well until the third Ramadan came, then she
is obliged to make up 15 days and expiate
for 15 days.

According to the view of the majority of the
scholars paying the money does not
suffice for feeding a person.
As regards the one who is unable to fast at
all, like a person who has a chronic disease,
then he should feed a poor person for every
day he broke the fast.

Therefore, dear sister, you should make up
for the days which you broke fasting if you
were able to fast, and you are obliged to
expiate for every day which you delayed
making it up without having any sound
reason while being able to make it up until
the next Ramadan or Ramadans came. As
regards the days which you were unable to
make up due to a chronic disease and the
like, then you should feed a poor person for
every day instead of making it up.

Allah Knows best.


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