Missed Fasts


Q- Is it permissible to make up missed fasts of Ramadan on Thursday and Friday or not?

A- Whoever missed any fasts of Ramadan, then it is permissible to make up (the missed) fasts on both Thursday and Friday and likewise offer voluntary fasts (on both these days). However, that which is prohibited is to single out Friday by fasting a voluntary fast.

[The Permanent Committee, Fataawa Ramadan – Volume 2, Pages 657-658, Fatwa No.663, Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-`Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.11810]

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Q- A man has fasts from Ramadan to make up, (so) is it permissible for him to split the fasts up (rather than fast them all consecutively)?

A- Yes, it is permissible for him to make up that which is required of him by splitting them up over a number of days, due to the saying of Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala):

{…and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe fasts must be made up] from other days…}, [Soorah al-Baqarah, Aayah 185]

…and He (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) did not stipulate for them to be made up consecutively.

[The Permanent Committee, Fataawa Ramadan – Volume 2, Pages 661-662, Fatwa No.667, Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-`Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.6422]

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Q- What are the best days for voluntary fasting and the best months for discharging the zakah?

A- The best days for voluntary fasting are:

• Monday and Thursday (of every week);
• The 13th, 14th and 15th days of each lunar month;
• The 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah, and particularly the Day of ‘Arafah;
• The 10th day of Muharram (‘Aashooraa) in addition to fasting the day before it or the day after it;
• Six days during the month of Shawwaal.

As for the Zakah, then it is to be discharged in any month – after the passing of a complete year, and once the wealth has reached the minimum amount upon which Zakah is liable,

[The Permanent Committee, Fataawa Ramadan – Volume 2, Page 672, Fatwa No.674, Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-`Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.12128]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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2 Responses to Missed Fasts

  1. Ayesha says:

    but isn’t the 10 of dhul hijjah ..the day of eid?…so why is it the best day for voluntary fasting?

    • Assalaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhhu..

      yes its should be the 9th day sorry for i forgot to edit it, Barakallaahu Feeki my dear changed, the saudi gazette must had it type it wrong but it said day of Arafah so typo error, i took this fatwa from their website, i was supposed to changed it before posting but i really forgot about it, anyway their reference is from alifta here posting it below :). Hayakillaah

      Fatwa no. 12128
      Q: Which days are most recommendable to observe voluntary Sawm (Fast) and which months are most recommendable to pay Zakah (obligatory charity)?

      A: The most recommendable days to observe voluntary Sawm are Mondays, Thursdays, the White Days (13th, 14th, and 15th of every Hijri [lunar] month), the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, especially the Day of `Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah), the 10th of Muharram along with one day before or after it, and the six days of Shawwal.

      With regard to Zakah, it should be paid during any month after the passage of a full Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due) on a property that has reached the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due).

      (Part No. 10; Page No. 386)

      May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

      Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

      Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
      `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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