My mother fell ill during Ramadan

Q 1: Can a man make up for the missed days of Ramadan on behalf of his dead wife? Who is the most entitled to make up for her missed days of Sawm (fasting); her husband or children? Is it permissible to distribute these days among the members of the family so that every person (Part No. 10; Page No. 374) fasts a day?

A: There is no sin on her if she can not fast after she has broken Sawm in Ramadan until her death. However, if she had recovered and did not make up for the missed days, her heirs and relatives have to make up for these days on her behalf. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, If anyone dies while some days of fast are due on him or her, his or her heir must fast on their behalf. Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. There is no harm in distributing the days among the members of her family.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.