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f:465 -    When does kaffara of a fast become compulsory
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Question:     What are the conditions which make Kaffara compulsory?
Answer:     These are the conditions for Kaffara to be Wajib:
1.  The fasting person should be sane and an adult.
2.  The fast should be of Ramadhan.
3.  The Niyyah should have been made in the (previous) night.
4.  In the Niyyah, it should have been specified, i.e. it should have been said that: I keep this fast of Ramadhan.
5.  The fast should have been broken without any valid reasons like illness, menses, postpartum blood, etc.
6.  The decision to break the fast should have been without anybody’s forcing one to, out of our own free will.
7.  The fast should have been broken by sex, food or medicine or such things.
8.  Before or after invalidating the fast, no such reason should be no such compelling reason that the fast had to be broken anyway, like menses, etc.  Journey is not included in this, as starting or not starting a journey is under one’s control.
If even one of these 9 conditions is not fulfilled, then Kaffara is not compulsory, only the Qaza of the fast is Wajib.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Associate Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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