Intending Sawm in the morning

Q 1: At the beginning of Ramadan in the past year, we kept waiting for hearing anything about the start of the month, but we could not. We slept without having intention to observe Sawm (Fast). In the morning, we learned that Ramadan had started on that day and so we observed Sawm on that day (first of Ramadan). What is the ruling on our Sawm? Have we to make up for that day?

A: If the case is as you mentioned in your question, it is obligatory upon you to make up for that day because you did not have the intention from the previous night.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.