An elderly mother who is unable to fast Ramadan

Q: My mother, who is old and sick, has been unable to observe Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan for the last three years. What should she do?

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, she should feed a poor person for each day of Ramadan she missed during the last three years. The amount of food to be given should be half a Sa` (1 Sa` = 3 kg. Approx.) of wheat, dates, rice, maize or any other local staple foodstuff. (Part No. 10; Page No. 162) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.