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Question: Over the past 3 years I have been careless with my fasts. I am now more commited to Islam. I have been told I need to make up for my fasts however I dont know exactly how many days I have missed. What should I do? Also is there any other way to make up for my fasts?

If you missed fasts, you ought to make up for them as soon as possible. If you cannot keep count of the number of days you have thus missed, then you should make an educated guess and make them up and ask forgiveness of Allah. If your health does not allow you to make up for them, then you should offer Fidyah or compensation. Fidyah entails feeding a poor person for each day of fast you missed. It is estimated to be equivalent of praying ten dollars by our Canadian standard.

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