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rules for breaking fast in Ramadan


What is the ‘kaffara’ of breaking a fasting in ramadan without any illness or shariah based incapability?knowing that It’s kaffara is 60 fasting in a row.but this is not possible for that case can i give ‘fidiya’ to the poor?



Thank you for your question. Below are the relevant rules according to Ayatullah Sistani:

Ruling 1630. The kaffarah for breaking a fast (ifṭār) unlawfully in the month of Ramadan is that the person must free a slave, or fast for two months in accordance with the instructions that will be mentioned in the next ruling, or feed sixty poor people or give each one of them a mudd – which is approximately 750 grams – of food, i.e. wheat, barley, bread, or suchlike. In the event that none of these are possible for the person, he must give charity to the extent that he can. If this is not possible either, he must seek forgiveness from Allah; and the obligatory precaution is that he must give kaffarahwhenever he is able to.

Ruling 1631. Someone who wants to fast for two months for the kaffarah of the month of Ramadan must fast one complete month and one day from the next month continuously; and similarly, based on obligatory precaution, he must fast the rest of the next month continuously; and if an obstacle arises that would commonly be considered to be a legitimate excuse, he does not have to fast that particular day, and once his legitimate excuse expires he must resume his fasts.

May you always be successful

Zoheir Ali.