Consequences of Not Fasting During Two Ramadan ~ Hi all! For example, “In the last month of Ramadan, I did not fast for 3 days. After that, I never fasted for 3 days to replace the fast that I had left until coming the month of Ramadan the following year. The question is, are there any consequences that I have to bear? If there is, what is that?”
All readers! in general, that is what we will discuss in this article. Maybe we or someone else did it. That’s why we must know the Islamic view of such cases.
Before I discuss this topic further, about the consequences of not fasting during two Ramadan, I want to present some historical data below.
Arguments About Consequences of Not Fasting During Two Ramadan
The arguments about the consequences of not fasting during two Ramadan that I mean are as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : فِيْ الرَّجُلِ يَمْرَضُ فَلَا يَصُوْمُ حَتَّى يَبْدَأَ أَوَّلًا يَصُوْمُ حَتَّى يُدْرِكَهُ رَمَضَانُ آخَرَ . قَالَ :يَصُوْمُ الَّذِيْ حَضَرَهُ وَيَصُوْمُ الْآخَرَ وَيُطْعِمُ كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ مِسْكِيْنًا
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu ‘anhu; about someone who is sick so he does not fast until another Ramadhan comes. He said, “He must fast during Ramdhan which has come and replace another fast (which he left behind) and every night he feeds one poor person (for every one day he has left).
عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : مَنْ فَرَطَ فِيْ صِيَامِ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ حَتَّي يُدْرِكَهُ رَمَضَانُ آخَرَ فَلْيَصُمْ هَذَا الَّذِي أَدْرَكَ , ثُمَّ لْيَصُمْ مَا فَاتَهُ , وَيُطْعِمُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ مِسْكِيْنًا
From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu ‘anhu, “Whoever does not fast during the month of Ramadan until another month of Ramadan comes to him, then he must fast the month that has come and replace the fast he has missed and every day feed one poor person (for each one day he left).”
If we understand the two historical data above, we will know that if we experience the conditions as I meant above, we must fast and feed the poor. The explanation is like this; if we do not fast for 3 days in Ramadan and we cannot change the fast until the coming of Ramadan in the following year, then we must fast for 3 days and feed three poor people. We are required to feed three poor people because the amount of fasting we have left is 3 days.
That is the conclusion we can get from the two historical data above. But there are some differences of opinion among legal experts on this issue;
One; If we experience such conditions, then we must replace the fast we have left and we also have to feed the poor. The explanation of this first point is the same as the previous conclusion.
Two; If we experience such condition, then we are only required to fast, but we are not required to feed the poor. This is the opinion of Abu Hanifah, an-Hasan, an-Nakh’i.
Three; If we experience such condition, then we are only required to feed the poor, but we are not required to fast. Ibn Umar said;
مَنْ أَدْرَكَهُ رَمَضَانُ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ الْخَالِيَ فَلْيُطْعِمْ مَكَانَ كُلِّ يَوْمٍ مِسْكِيْنًا مُدًّا مِنْ حَنْطَةٍ
“Whoever is found in the month of Ramadan and he does not fast in the passing month of Ramadan, he must feed as many as 1 Mud of poor people for every day.”
That is a brief explanation of consequences of not fasting during two Ramadan. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!