Differences between the Kaffārahs for Those Who Intentionally Break Their Fast and the Kaffārahs for the Ill
Q: Do the kaffārahs for those who intentionally break their fast differ from the kaffārahs for the ill?
A: Yes they do; both in amount and in those who ought to be provided for. Concerning the kaffārahs for those who intentionally break their fast, one must either satiate 60 needy persons for each missed fast (or give each person ¾ kg of food) or observe two months of fasting. However, with the kaffārahs for the ill, assuming the illness were to extend until the following month of Ramadan, one must give ¾ kg of food to a needy person for every missed fast. Regarding the kaffārahs for those who intentionally break their fast, assuming one does have access to 60 needy persons, one oughtn’t to provide each one with more than ¾ kg; this matter isn’t necessary in relation to kaffārahs for the ill.
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