Making Up Previous Ramadaan Fasts Missed with a Valid Excuse
by The Albaani Blog
Al-Albaani: Another Ramadaan has come round and you haven’t made up for the [Ramadaan] fasts you missed from the previous year?
There is no harm in that, [but] you should begin making them up at the first opportunity that arises, even if many Ramadaans have passed you by.
Al-Albaani: There is no harm in that but it is better for a person to be quick to make up missed fasting days, whether a man or a woman, due to the Most High’s Statement, “And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden [i.e., Paradise] as wide as the heavens and the earth.” [Aali-Imraan 3:133]
But if he isn’t quick, then, firstly, that doesn’t take that obligation away from him, so he must [still] make them up, and [secondly], he doesn’t have to do anything more than simply making them up.
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor: 81.