Can you Make Intention For Qadha Fast Before Dahwatul Kubra?

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Fatwa ID: 03493

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza



Salaam. I need a quick answer. Can a person make an intention before dahwatul Kubra for a qadha fast? Or is tabyeet necessary?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Gracious, The Most-Merciful




The obligatory fasts fall into two types:

1- The obligatory fast associated with a specified time – such as the fast of Ramadan – these fasts can have their intention formed the previous night, until the Islamic midday (dahwatul kubra- midpoint between sunrise and sunset), although making the intention before fajr is better.


2- The obligatory fast not associated with a specified time – such as the qadaa fast of Ramadan or kaffarah – these fasts need to have an intention formed from the previous night. This is because they are non-specific to a certain time and therefore they must be specified before being started.


Therefore, in order for you to fast a qadha fast, it would require that you make intention from the previous night before fajr commences.[1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


1 Al-Hidayah, Imran Nyazee Translation, Volume 1, Pages 351-35


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