Fatwa ID: 01588
Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Mufti sahb my two fasts were missed in this month of Ramzaan due to high grade illness. How should I keep these fasts so that my fasts become completed either should I keep two fasts consecutively or whenever I feel easy? Will I get the same reward as it would be in the month of Ramzaan?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
If a person is seriously ill, the Shariah permits such a person not to fast during the month of Ramadhan however; he will need to do qadha of the fast afterwards. (Ahsanul Fatawa p.432 v.4)
It is not necessary to keep the qadha fasts in order. One can keep it whenever he wishes. It is obligatory to keep a qadha fast for every single broken fast. (Ilmul Fiqh p.29 v.3)
Finally, the Qadha fasts one keeps outside the month of Ramadhan would not be similar in terms of reward and virtues if one had kept them in the month of Ramadhan itself.
Saaiduna Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet of Allah said, "Whosoever eats on one day of Ramadan without a valid reason or excuse or genuine illness (acceptable in Shariah), shall never be able to compensate for that day every by fasting the rest of his life.” (Sunan Tirmizi, Sunan Abu Dawuud & Sunan Ibn Majah)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham