Making up for Missed Fast during Menses: A Must?
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Making up for Missed Fast during Menses: A Must?

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Apr 26, 2018

Question

As-salamu `alaykum. Is it obligatory for a woman who had menstruation during Ramadan to make up for the days she missed?

Mufti

Answer


Making up for Missed Fast during Menses - A Must

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

Scholars have unanimously agreed that it is mandatory for menstruating women and women who had post childbirth bleeding to break their fast and to make up for the days they missed later on after Ramadan.


In his book Fiqh-us-Sunnah, the late Egyptian scholar Sheikh Sayyed Sabiq (may Allah bless his soul) states:

Scholars have unanimously agreed that it is mandatory for menstruating women and women who had post childbirth bleeding to break their fast and to make up for the days they missed later on after Ramadan.

Al-Bukhari and Muslim record that `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said, “When we would have our periods during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), we were ordered to make up for the days of fasting that we had missed but were not ordered to make up for the prayers we had missed.” (An-Nasa’i)

Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.




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