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Q: I am 25 years old. I missed out fasts during my teen years and I am unsure of how many fasts I’ve missed. Probably around 30-40. I do however want to give kaffarah for those fasts. Should I re-estimate how many fasts I have missed and pay a kaffarah for each fast, or should I pay one kaffarah for all the missed fasts? Also, how much should one pay for a fast? Or how many people should I feed to suffice for one fast? Jazakallah in advance.


A: You should estimate the number of fasts you had missed and keep the qadha for each missed fast. Kaffara will not suffice for fasts you had missed during Ramadhaan.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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