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Do I have to do kaffarah

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Asalamualaikum,
In Ramadan a few years ago I saw my friends opening their fast for iftar and I saw that my mum had not opened her fast yet and she was waiting a bit longer. I knew that my friends might not know the proper timing for iftar and my mum knows it, but I still opened my fast with them. I also noticed that it was roughly dark outside although I had not confirmed if the sun had set. Do I have to do kaffarah?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

If you friends were matured adults who knew how to determine the sunset time, then you should just keep one Qadha as a precaution.

There is no need for Kaffarah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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