Breaking a qadha fast

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Q: I know that we can break a nafl fast if there is an ‘uzr (excuse). For myself as a diabetic, I assume that an ‘uzr could be when I get very low blood sugar values which makes life difficult for me if I don’t eat.

1. Is it also permissible to break a qada fast if you have an uzr?

2. If so, would you have to make one or two qadas? (i.e. do you have to make up the original fast as well as the qada fast that you broke, or only the original fast?)



1. Yes.

2. One.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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