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Question # : 6417


Asalamalikum. My wife before our marriage had made an niyath to keep nafl fast on monday and thursday after our nikah for the rest of her life. But due to some reasons she is not able to keep it regularly. Hence she skips it sometimes. I like to know is there is any alternative for the niyath she has made as per Islamic shariah. Kindly reply at the earliest because since missing of fast makes both of us feel guilty and we are not able to overcome that.

Answer : 6417

Published on: Aug 19, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1077/1021=D/1429)


The vow (nazar) of your wife to keep fast for two days in a week is valid and she has to keep those fasts, but she is not bound to keep them on Saturday and Monday. If fast of any week is missed because of some excuses like illness, menses, then she has to do its qaza on any other day. But, if a fast is missed with no excuse, its qaza will also be necessary. Therefore, she should write it in a diary in which week she kept the fast and in which week she missed so that she can give fidya (expiation) or can do a will of giving fiday in case she becomes weak.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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