[Q-ID0689] I have some Fasts outstanding from Ramadan last year, will my Fasting this year be valid?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What should a person do if he/she has not made up for the (missed) fasts of the previous Ramadan yet, and this year’s Ramadan arrives? Will his/her fasts of the current Ramadan be valid?

Questioner: Abdullah from Bradford

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If a person has not fasted during the previous Ramadan and this year’s Ramadan arrives, then the ruling is to observe the fard [obligatory] fasts of the current Ramadan. These fasts will be valid. The person must make up for the missed fasts of the previous Ramadan after the present year’s Ramadan is over.

It is mentioned in the famous Hanafi work, al-Durr al-mukhtar:

وَلَوْ جَاءَ رَمَضَانُ الثَّانِي قُدِّمَ الْأَدَاءُ عَلَى الْقَضَاءِ وَلَا فِدْيَةَ

Translation: “If the next Ramadan arrives, its fasts will take precedence over the missed fasts (of the previous Ramadan) and there is no fidyah [ransom] in lieu of the latter.”

[al-Durr al-mukhtar, vol. 3, pg. 465]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by the SeekersPath Team

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