Permissibility of a person fasting as Kaffarah interrupting fasting until recovering from a disease

Q: What is the ruling of Shari`ah (Islamic law) on someone who starts to observe Sawm (Fast) for two successive months as Kaffarah (expiation) and then becomes ill amidst this period? Should this person continue observing Sawm or is it permissible for him to break his Sawm until he recovers and then resume Sawm?

A: If a person has to observe Sawm for two consecutive months as Kaffarah for committing involuntary manslaughter, having intercourse with his wife during daytime in Ramadan, or taking an oath of Zhihar (a man likening his wife to an unmarriageable relative), then he falls ill during this prescribed period of Sawm, it is permissible for him to break his Sawm and resume it after Allah grants him recovery. Breaking Sawm due to illness does not break off the successiveness of Sawm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.