Tuesday 23 Thu al-Qa‘dah 1441 - 14 July 2020
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Should he fast on behalf of his father who died in Ramadaan?

Question

My father died on the third day of Ramadan. Do I have to complete Ramadaan for him, i.e., should I fast on his behalf for twenty-seven days?.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Praise be to Allaah.

You do not have to do anything, because when your father died, obligatory duties ceased for him, so you do not have to fast on his behalf, and it is not prescribed for you to do so. End quote. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him)