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Benefit: Ramaḍān - The Recompense for the Individual Incapable of Fasting

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #19

[Q]: What is the recompense for the old man who is incapable of fasting? Is a poor person fed everyday during the month of Ramaḍān or is it sixty people?

[A]: A poor person is fed everyday. As for feeding sixty poor people, then this is done in the issue of ẓihār, and it is not [the penalty] intended for Ramaḍān. The safest thing to do is to feed ten poor people after [the first] ten-days have passed, then when [the second] ten-day interval has passed, feed ten more poor people, and similarly, the final ten-day interval.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 61.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Tags: Ramaḍān, Fatāwá, Ṣiyām, Aḥmad al-Najmī

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