voluntary fasts whilst having days (outstanding) from Ramadhaan
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What is the ruling regarding the one who has days of fasting
remaining from the month of Ramadhaan yet wishes to fast voluntary
fasts or fast the day of 'Aashooraa.
(tenth day of Muharram)? For example, he wants to fast both
the tenth and eleventh days with the intention of making up
(the missed fasts of Ramadhaan) and not the fast of the day
Also, is it permissible for one to fast the day of 'Aashooraa.,
even if he has fasts to make up from the month of Ramadhaan?
And is it permissible for one who has days to make up from
Ramadhaan to fast the Day of 'Aashooraa.
and the day before it or the day after it, with the intention
of making up (what he has missed)?
He should not do the voluntary fast whilst he has a day or
days to make up from Ramadhaan. Rather, he should begin by
making up that which he has (outstanding) from Ramadhaan,
then do the voluntary fast. Secondly, if he fasted the tenth
and eleventh days of the month of Muharram with the intention
of making up that which he has (outstanding) from the days
he did not fast in the month of Ramadhaan, then that is permissible
and sufficient in making up two days from that which he has
outstanding; For that which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said: ((The reward of deeds depends
upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according
to what he has intended,...)).
with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers
and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam)
and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa,
'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh
'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;
'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Volume 10, Page 401, Fatwa No.6774