Didn’t make up my missed days until the next Ramadhan

Reference: Tuhfat al-Ikhwaan – Page 177

Question: What is the ruling concerning one who didn’t make up days he missed during Ramadaan until the next Ramadaan came in without any valid excuse? Is it sufficient for him to repent and make up his missed days or does he have to give a Kafaarah (expiation)?

Response: “It is upon this person to repent to Allaah the Elevated, feed a poor person for every day that was missed as well as make up for them. He is to feed the poor with half of a Saa’ according to the measurement of the Prophet , صلى الله عليه وسلم, with the foods present in his country such as dates, wheat, rice and so on, the weight of which is about a kilogram and a half.

There is no Kafaarah upon him other than this, this is the verdict that was delivered by a number of Sahaabah, may Allaah be pleased with them, among them is Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him.

However, if he has a valid excuse such as illness, travel, or if it were a pregnant or breastfeeding woman who found it difficult to fast due to this, then there is nothing upon them except making up their missed days.”


- from Ottawa, Canada. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Hadeeth in 2003. He currently resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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