I live in Pakistan and in this Ramadan I went with my family to perform Umrah. We began our fasts in Pakistan, however we celebrated Eid in Makkah. My question is that since there is a difference of dates between the 2 countries…

I live in Pakistan and in this Ramadan I went with my family to perform Umrah. We began our fasts in Pakistan, however we celebrated Eid in Makkah. My question is that since there is a difference of dates between the 2 countries in starting and ending Ramadan, therfore I had observed only 28 fasts. I have now returned to Pakistan. The issue is there were 29 fasts in Saudi Arabia and 30 in Pakistan. Now what am I supposed to do. Complete 29 or 30 fasts? Keeping in mind that I returned after 15 Shawwal.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

You are required to make qadha of only one fast. The minimum number of days in a month is 29; therefore, you are required to complete only 29 fasts in such a situation, regardless of how many fasts any of the countries had.

Fatawa Raheemiyah Vol.7 Pg.214 (Darul Isha’at)

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Abu Yahya,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah

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