Paying For Kaffarah Fasts


I am a 56 year old female… I have 3 kaffarah fast to keep, it is of 3 different years. 

I have a few health issues; listed below 

High blood pressure 
High insulin
High cholesterol 
Underactive thyroid 
*Disc degeneration
*Anterlisthesis of the spine
*Nerve impingement

Because of the above(marked with Asterisk) I am in constant pain. 

From the 3 kaffarahs I have completed 1 (fasted for 60 consecutive days). 

After the 60 days I experienced weakness.

Since the time I completed the first kaffarah; my pain have also increased. 

Due to all these conditions, can I pay for the kaffarah of the other 2 years or should I keep the fast of the other 2 kaffarah.



Under the circumstances, based on the many ailments that you suffer from, yes, it will be permissible for you to pay the Kaffarah.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


فيعتق أولا فإن لم يجد صام شهرين متتابعين فإن لم يستطع أطعم ستين مسكينا(رد المحتار٢/٤١٢)

*(وأما) العجز عن الصيام فشرط لوجوب الإطعام فيما للإطعام فيه مدخل لقوله جل وعلا {فمن لم يستطع فإطعام ستين مسكينا} [المجادلة: 4] أي من لم يستطع الصيام فعليه إطعام ستين مسكينا فلا يجب الإطعام مع استطاعة الصيام، ثم اختلف في أن المعتبر هو القدرة والعجز وقت الوجوب أم وقت الأداء، قال: أصحابنا – رحمهم الله -: وقت الأداء،(بدائع الصنائع٥/٩٧)

*وأما في كفارة الظهار، وكفارة الإفطار في شهر رمضان إذا عجز عن الإعتاق لفقره وعجز عن الصوم لكبره جاز له أن يطعم ستين مسكينا(الهندية١/٢٠٧)

*اگر ضعف یا مرض کی وجہ سے روزہ نہ رکھ سکے تو ساٹھ غریبوں کو دو وقت شکم سیر کھانا کھلائے۔۔۔(محمودیہ١٠/١٧٠)

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