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Intentionally Breaking Fasts Of Ramadaan

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Azaadville

Question:

A person intentionally broke a Ramadhan fast 3 years in a row. Will kaafarah be waajib on him 3 times, or will one kaffaarah suffice with the qadhas?

Answer:

If the cause of the fast being broken was sexual relations, a separate Kaffaarah will be required for each broken fast, regardless of whether the fasts were broken in a single Ramadaan or multiple Ramadaans.  

If the cause of the fasts being broken was not sexual relations, one Kaffaarah will suffice for all the broken fasts, regardless of whether the fasts were broken in a single Ramadaan or multiple Ramadaans. 

In both the aforementioned situations, the Qadha of each fast broken should be observed as well.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

ولو تكرر فطره ولم يكفر للاول يكفيه واحدة ولو في رمضانين عند محمد، وعليه الاعتماد. واختار بعضهم للفتوى أن الفطر بغير الجماع تداخل، وإلا لا،

(قوله: وعليه الاعتماد) نقله في البحر عن الأسرار ونقل قبله عن الجوهرة لو جامع في رمضانين فعليه كفارتان وإن لم يكفر للأولى في ظاهر الرواية وهو الصحيح. اهـ.

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This answer was collected from the official Ifta website of Darul Uloom Azaadville, South Africa. Most of the answers are checked and approved by Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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