Delaying making up the fasts until arrival of following Ramadhaan

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 555, Fatwa No.538
Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 60

Question: What is required from the one who delays making up the fasts of one Ramadhaan until the arrival of the following Ramadhaan?

Response: If this was done for a valid reason, for example, he was ill in bed for eleven months and was unable to fast that which was required of him, then all he has to do is [once again] make up the days missed. However, if he was negligent and was able to fast [but didn’t] then he has to feed a number of poor people for every day that he didn’t make up as expiation for his negligence.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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