Making up the missed fasts consecutively

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 656, Fatwa No.660
Fataawa as-Siyaam – Page 125

Question: Whoever missed some fasts during Ramadhaan due to a[n Islaamically] valid reason, then is he required to make up the [missed] fasts consecutively, or is it permissible for him to split them up?

Response: That which is correct is that it is permissible to split them up when making them up, because the Aayah does not stipulate it be done consecutively, rather, Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) has mentioned in that regard that which indicates the permissibility of making up [the missed fasts] by splitting them up.

However, that which is preferable is that they be made up consecutively, since this is the true essence behind making up [the missed fasts], because the days which were missed were consecutive, so likewise they should be made up consecutively.

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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