My mother is 73 years old and calculated 30 years of missing fasts in Ramadan. She has paid kaffara for them – paid to feed the poor and needy.
However, she has fasts that she has vowed – and must keep too.
Does she need to go back and keep the Fardh fasts she has already paid for first?
Can her children help keep her fasts in her lifetime? Do we have to make sure our qadha fasts are complete first?
Please can you explain how we should move forwards.
With many thanks and extreme gratitude.
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If her health allow her to fast without any health complexities and weakness, she can fast as much as she can do easily.
Her children cannot fast on her behalf in her lifetime.
If she had missed the fasting because she was not able to do fasting then only Qadha or Fidya is wajib not Kaffara.
But if she had missed them intentionally or carelessly while she was able to do fasting in her healthier lifetime then make sure she has paid for both Fidya and Kaffara for each missed fasting.
Once you paid Fidya and Kaffara of her each day of missed fasting then she has not to do Qadha or on her behalf later.
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