Should the weight printed on bags of rice [or other staple foods intended for zakaatul-fitr] be relied upon, or should they be weighed again?
My wife, who is currently breast feeding, has three or four Ramadhaan’s worth of fasts to make up as she was unable to fast them because she was either pregnant or breastfeeding [at the time].
For three years my wife has been giving birth at the beginning of the month of Ramadhaan and [as such] has not fasted three Ramadhaans. Advice us as to what is the expiation?
I am a soldier and Ramadhaan has arrived, so is it permissible for me to refrain from fasting, bearing in mind that my [military] duties do not help me when I’m fasting (i.e. he experiences much hardship)?