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Can One Miss Fasts Because of Being Too Young?

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam


Salaam, my daughter has started menstruating at the age of 10. Although the fasts of Ramadan are fardh for her, can she miss some out because she is very young & immature? They are very difficult for her at such a young age. Also, the school only allows children from yr 6 to fast while at school

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Once a person has reached maturity it becomes compulsory for them to fast.

If she is not physically able to fast due to a sickness or a condition then it is permissible for her to miss it during Ramadhan and do Qadha of them later on, otherwise, it is compulsory for her to fast.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

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