A person was forced to break their Sawm during Ramadan and forgot
Q: What is the ruling on a person who
was forced to break their Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan and forgot (Part No. 9; Page No. 275) to make up for that day, but remembered after about four years?
What should they do in such a case?
Whoever breaks their Sawm during Ramadan for a Shar`y (Islamically lawful) excuse has to make up for the days missed even if many years have passed. If this delay was not for a Shar`y excuse, the person in question has to feed a needy person for each day missed an amount of half a Sa` (1 Sa` = 3 kg. Approx.) of wheat, rice, or any of the staple food of the country.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.