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Day Questions

In the month of Ramadan there are days which are longer than 18 hours in some countries. I heard that there are different views, one of them being that you can shorten your fast according to Mecca when the days are longer than 18 hours. What is your point of view when we have to fast for such a long period and it has a negative effect on health?

It is obligatory to fast from dawn to sunset according to the person’s location. Mecca – or any other city - is not a criterion for him. If the fast causes illness then it is not obligatory. It is permissible to travel the Sharia-prescribed distance to be regarded as a traveler, so one can break his fast and make it up later when fasting is easier.

If somebody has missed fasts for years and missed prayers for years, does he have to make up the missed prayers and then the missed fasts?

One must make up the missed prayers. It is also obligatory to make up missed fasts. Making one of them up before the other is not obligatory.