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How should I keep qadhā of my fasts

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I have already asked this question before but I didn’t get the answer to this question.So, I am remainding.Please answer to my question.

         I was born on 24th September 1975. Namaz became faraz for me since 30th March 1989. Alhamdhulliah my parents made my marriage with a very pious person on 28th november 1999. I changed a lot after my marriage. Though I am from muslim family,before my marriage nobobdy in my home followed  the islamic rules, moreover my dad used to go chruch and I too had some impact of that and I also used to go chruch but I believed that GOD is one and Jesus(peace upon him) is a prophet. I didn’t follow namaz, fasting and hijab before marriage. After my marriage I changed a lot and started learning and following the islam to my level best. Now what my doubt is  about the namaz and fasting  that I missed in my previous years before marriage. Since I missed the salat for 10 years I made a niyyat that I should  do the khaza namaj for 10 years and I completed nearly 2 years of missed salat and Allhamdhulliah I am continuing it.But coming to the fasting, if I calculate them I am getting 300 fastings for 10 years. Though I am planning to complete these fastings also, it is becoming very difficult for me. I heard somewhere that if a person accepts islam then all the previous sins will be forgiven, if so
            1. What about my khaza fastings before marriage? Is it compulsory for me to complete them? 

            2. Please give me a clarity of how could I do?

     Since I have the capacity of doing the khaza namaz I am doing my level best of it, but coming to the fastings I am not
able to manage because sometimes my health won’t support me and also many more reasons. I am always afraid of not completing them. Please help me.


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

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

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Respected sister in Islam, it is truly commendable to take note of your enthusiasm to become a better practicing Muslimah. Express your gratitude to Allah Ta‘āla for granting you the realization and awareness of your fundamental obligation towards Islam. There are many unfortunate people who are not granted such tawfīq (opportunity) and do not make repentance until it is too late. Remain steadfast and make du‘ā to be continuously steadfast in all matters of Dīn. Āmīn.

In principle, a person is regarded to be bāligh (mature) from the time he/she experiences adulthood. If by the age of fifteen he/she does not experience adulthood, Shari‘ah will consider such a person as bāligh (mature). As such, salāh and fasting becomes obligatory (fardh) upon an individual from the time of maturity. Therefore, it is necessary to make up any missed salāh or fast from the time of maturity.

You state that you have performed qadhā salāh of two years. Remain steadfast and continue to do so until completion.  

With regards to your qadhā fasts, perhaps it seems very burdensome and overwhelming as you are trying to observe as many qadhā fasts as possible consecutively. However, if you choose to observe one or two qadhā of Ramadhān per year, then inshAllāh you will able to complete all your qadhā fasts with ease. Furthermore, in order to keep count of your qadha fasts, adopt such a method where you are making the intention that this is the fast of the first month of Ramadhān that was missed. Once you have completed one month of Ramadhān, continue with this intention until you have total conviction that you have completed all the qadhā fasts[1]. Upon completion of one month of fast, begin with the next month and so forth.

The above mentioned method may be adopted for the qadhā salāh as well.

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                                


[1] [وإذا كثرت الفوائت يحتاج لتعيين كل صلاة] ۔۔۔۔۔۔[ فإن أراد تسهيل الأمر عليه نوى أول ظهر عليه] أدرك وقته ولم يصله فإذا نواه كذلك فيما يصليه يصير أولا فيصح بمثل ذلك وهكذا [أو] إن شاء نوى [آخره] فيقول أصلي آخر ظهر أدركته ولم أصله بعد فإذا فعل كذلك فيما يليه يصير آخرا بالنظر لما قبله فيحصل التعيين۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔[ وكذا الصوم] الذي عليه [من رمضانين] إذا أراد قضاءه يفعل مثل هذا

[مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الايضاح ج٢ ص٤٠ مكتبة الاسد]

كثرت الفوئت نوى اول ظهر عليه او آخره و كذا الصوم لو من رمضانين هو الاصح

[الدر المختار ج٢ ص٧٧-٧٩ ايج ايم سعيد]

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