Q 2: Some years ago,
we were going through a time of severe deprivation to the point that I could not fast. I had nothing to live on except for water. What am I required to do?
You have to make up for the days of fasting which you had missed during Ramadan. In addition, you have to feed a Miskin (needy) person for each day you missed. You have to give him half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of the staple food in your country. However, it is enough to observe Sawm if you are incapable of feeding him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.