Fasted to Make up for Missed Days but Still Not Satisfied
Fatwa No: 85475

  • Fatwa Date:22-1-2003 - Thul-Qi'dah 20, 1423
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Question

Last year I made up for all the fasting days I missed but I m not satisfied with the way I fasted. Now I want to refast them but I do not have the ability, and 1 year has passed, what else can Ido rather than fasting in order to make up for fasting days?

Answer

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  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is a duty on a person who did not fast for some day or days in Ramadan due to some legal reasons such as menses, sickness; etc,… to make up those days after Ramadan.

So, if one makes them up soundly, he becomes free of liability since one is required to do the act of worship only once, and he has to avoid whispers and doubts. Initially, we must believe that we have done our act of worship correctly unless we become sure that there is some deficiency in it. Then, we are to perform it correctly since the first act did not suffice.

Thus, a person who delays making up for some days missed in the previous Ramadan to the present Ramadan, has to make them up and to expiate; i.e. to feed a poor person for each day as well. Feeding a needy person equals 750 grams of rice or other grains.

At last, we advise the inquirer to avoid whispers since it is from the devil unless one is sure of something.

Allah knows best.

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