How to expiate for breaking fast deliberately?


As-Salamu Alaykum Mawlana Shaykh Hisham,
When I was 17, I broke my fast…half deliberately, half out of stupidity and ignorance. I have asked Allah for forgiveness but now I also want to make up for it according to Islamic jurisprudence. I am getting 2 different advices and need clarification of which one pertains to me. 1. You have to fast for 60 days consecutively or if you cannot fast you have to feed 60 poor people 2 meals each. Alhumdulillah I am physically able to fast, but can I expiate for this sin by feeding the poor instead? I mean Allah doesn’t want anything difficult for us, but I also know and understand the seriousness of what I did was wrong, and I am willing to make up for it the right way. Can you please specify what the appropriate practice is for a Hanafi Muslim? Thank you.


wa `alaykum salam,

Yes for every day you break you have to fast 60 consecutive days or if you cannot you have to feed 60 poor for every day of broken fast.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

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