Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan
Question: A sister (Hanafi) made a vow when she was 17 years old for something. She vowed that if Allah grant X to happen, she will fast for 30 days before the upcoming Ramadan. X did happen but she kept on delaying the fast and never managed to do it before that upcoming Ramadan. At the time, she did not know the severity of the vow and the condition. Does she have to fast 60 days for each day missed? The sister read something like this somewhere but not sure exactly where nor does she know the details. Any help will be much appreciated.
Answer: Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah,
I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.
She does not have to fast 60 days for each day missed. Rather, she need only make up the 30 days that she vowed to fast. She should also make tawba for not performing them before Ramadan, as per the vow.
[Ala`uddin Abidin, Hadiyya Ala`iyya]
And Allah knows best.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani