Fatwa: # 44816
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 17th April 2020


Fidya for consecutive 3 Ramadan missed Fast


Asalamu alaekum Mufti Sahb.

Please there's a lady who has missed three Ramadhan consecutively. The reason is that all the years was either in pregnancy or breastfeeding.

She was pregnant in the 1st Ramadhan, (She becomes weak during pregnancy) she breastfed in the interval year, and became pregnant again before the next Ramadhan. The same sequence repeated in the following year.

She said she can this coming Ramadhan insha Allah, but the previous ones are too much for her. She has even started to pay them off, which may last her for the next four months.

Now what must she do? Jazak'Allahu Khaera


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Qadha fasts of Ramadhan must be kept. Fidya is offered only if one is unable to fast at all, for example, one has a fatal sickness etc.[i].

We understand that fasting 3 months Qadha is difficult; therefore, the Qadha fasts do not have to be kept consecutively.

The woman in reference should adopt a system that she can manage.  


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo


Assistant Mufti

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 688)

ويجوز الفطر لشيخ فان وعجوز فانية" سمي فانيا لأنه قرب إلى الفناء أو فنية قوته وعجز عن الأداء "وتلزمهما الفدية" وكذا من عجز عن نذر الأبد لا لغيرهم من ذوي الأعذار "لكل يوم نصف صاع من بر" أو قيمته بشرط دوام عجز الفاني والفانية إلى الموت

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