A person does not know or cannot remember how many days to make up from the previous Ramadān ―Shaikh Ibn Bāz

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Shaikh Al-Islām Abdul-‘Azīz Ibn Bāz (rahimahullāh) stated: Hasten with the fasting in accordance with what you think is correct. And Allāh does not burden a soul beyond its capacity. So if you estimate that you missed a certain number of days, then make them up. If you think it is [about] ten days, then fast ten days. If you think it is more than that or less than that, then fast in accordance to what you think is right. This is due to the saying of Allah: “Allah does not burden a soul beyond its capacity.” (Al-Baqarah: 286) And likewise, the saying of Allah: “Fear Allah and be dutiful to Him as much as you are able.” (At-Taghābun: 16)

(See: Majmū’ Fatāwā Ibn Bāz, 15/342.)

Note: This answer relates to the fasts that are missed for a valid Shariah reason such as menstruation, or a journey, or an illness, etc.

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  1. السلام علیکم و رحمة الله و بركاته يا اخي
    I’m a nursing mother of 20 months old baby and I’m suffering from hypothyroidism, nowadays I’m not feeling well, I don’t know why…
    Can I fast in Ramadan, I’m afraid if I leave fasting without any Shariah reason it will be a big sin.
    So please kindly reply to me under the light of sunnah.
    جزاكم الله خير

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