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Making Up for the Fast Broken.

If a Muslim brakes the fast of any of the days of Ramadan without an excuse, it becomes obligatory on him/her to repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness; Because that is a great offence, and a big sin, it is obligatory on him/her alongside the repentance  and seeking forgiveness to make up for the amount of days fast he/she broke after Ramadan, and the obligatory of making up for the fast should be done immediately after Ramadan, this is based on the most correct of the scholars opinions, because he/she was not permitted to break the fast, so the original principle is that it must be done in its stipulated time.

But if he/she breaks the fast for a reason accepted by Islam, such as; menstruation, postpartum period, sickness, travelling, or other excuses that may permit a person to break the fast, it becomes obligatory on him/her to make up for the days he/she broke, except that it is not an obligatory on him/her to do it immediately after Ramadan, rather it can be delayed till before the starting of the next Ramadan, but it is preferred and liked for him/her to make up for the days as quickly as possible, because in doing so he/she will be hurrying to liberate him/herself from it, and because it is a precautionary measure for the slave; otherwise some un-expectations that may prevent him/her from making up for the days may occur, such as sickness and the like. If he/she delays it till the second Ramadan begins while he/she has an excuse for  delaying it, such as the continuation of the excuse he/she had, he/she will have to make up for the days of fast broken after the second Ramadan.

But if he/she delays to do the make up till the second Ramadan begins for no considerable excuse, he/she will have to make up for the days and at the same time feed a needy person for each day.

It is not required from him/her to do the make up of the days continuously, rather it is correct to make up for the days continuously or separately, based on the sayings of Allah the Almighty:

{فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۚ }.

{So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up].} (Qur’an 2:184).

So, Allah Glorified and Exalted Be He did not required continuity while making up for the days broken, if that was required He Allah the most High, Glorified and Exalted Be He would have made it clear.


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