Qadha for fasts that were missed due to haidh

Q: Last year I wasn’t able to fast all my excused days that I broke my fast in ramadhan. I heard from someone before that if you didn’t fast all your excused days before the coming ramadhan then you have to pay a specific amount of zakaat according to how many days you left. I had 7 excused days in ramadhan and was only able to fast 5 days. So I had 2 days that I didn’t fast from my excused days. I am not sure what I am supposed to do.


A: If you are referring to fasts that were broken through experiencing menses, then only qadha is compulsory. Hence you will only have to make qadha for the remaining two fasts. Fidyah is not compulsory upon you.  

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

( فيها حيض ) لأن العبرة لأوله وآخره وعليه المتون فليحفظ ثم ذكر أحكامه بقوله ( يمنع صلاة ) مطلقا ولو سجدة شكر ( وصوما ) وجماعا ( وتقضيه ) لزوما دونها للحرج (الدر المختار 1/ 290-291) قال الشامي : قوله ( وصوما ) أي يحرمه ويمنع صحته لا وجوبه فلذا تقضيه قوله ( وجماعا ) أي يحرمه وكذا ما في حكمه كما يأتي قوله ( وتقضيه ) أي الصوم على التراخي في الأصح خزائن (رد المحتار 1/ 291)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)