Ruling on a Fasting Person with a Recoverable Disease


Our Sheikh! With regard to the sick person who waits for recovery and has to make up the fasting he missed, what will be the ruling if he dies during the period of waiting? Do his heirs have to give the compensation of feeding on his behalf or will the obligation be remitted?


According to one juristic opinion, someone should fast on his behalf, while according to another opinion a compensation of feeding should be given on his behalf. The position of Malik is that nothing should be done at all, because such a person anticipated to be able to fast. This is the case so long as the next Ramadan has not arrived, in which case a minor compensation ought to be paid on his behalf.