A woman's ignorance of Islamic rulings

A: This lady has to make Tawbah (repentance to Allah) from doing so because she did not ask people who are knowledgeable of the rulings of Islam. She should also make up the number of days that she thinks were most probably missed. Moreover, she has to offer a Kaffarah (expiation) for each day she missed by feeding one Miskin (needy) half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of wheat, fresh dates, rice, or any other of the staple food of the country. However, in case she can not afford such a Kaffarah; it is no longer obligatory on her and making up the days she missed is sufficient. (Part No. 10; Page No. 152) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.