Recommencing the kaffara due to breaking one’s fast before sunset

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Someone is doing kafaarah for ramadan fast. She is on her fifteenth fast. However when she was on her fifth fast she had broken her fast two minutes before iftaari but she carried on doing her kafaarah. What is the conclusion? Will her kafaraah start again from after that day or does she completely have to start all over again?


A: If she opened her fast before sunset, then she will have to recommence the kaffarah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)