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Kaffarah ruling on intentionally missed fasts


Salam alaykoum,

Last year, I missed some days of ramadan intentionnaly, because of a sin i was addicted to. Smoking cannabis.

I feel so ashamed and I ask Allah for forgiveness every single day, I’ve never did anything like that previously but this year was special. I was all alone, far from family and depressed. However I know this is definitely not an excuse, and a major sin that I commited. May Allah the almighty forgive me. I turned back to religion a few weeks ago and I now realize what I’ve done this last year with tears in my eyes and extreme guilt and regret, Allah knows. I quitted this sin as well and try to do the best I can to be a better muslim.


My question is concerning kaffarah, should I pay one kaffarah for every single day missed? In my case it was around a week missed.. or can I pay one? Because I see different opinions. And As u can guess, paying one for every single day missed is a high sum, so the question if this applies, is can I pay it little by little? (If i have to pay 1 kaffarah/missed day)

BarakAllahufik for your answer.

– A brother from France




Salam alaykum,

Thank you for your question. You should refer to the opinion of the Mujtahid you follow in taqlid in this matter, like all matters, and disregard the opinions of others.

As for the followers of Sayyid Sistani, the Kaffarah of voluntarily missed fast will be as folllows:

Also, it is wise to get in touch with the office of your Marja for breaking down your Kaffarah

I hope that helps. Thanks for the question.

AAA under the guidance of shiraz agha