Fasting 'Ashoora' For One Who Still Owes Days
Fasting 'Ashoora' for one who still owes days from Ramadan
I still have days to make up for Ramadan and I want to fast 'Ashoora'. Is it
permissible for me to fast 'Ashoora before I have made up the fasts I owe? Can
I fast 'Ashoora' and the eleventh of Muharram with the intention of making up
the Ramadan fasts, and will I get the reward for fasting 'Ashoora'?
Praise be to Allah.
You should not observe voluntary fasts when you still owe one or more days
from Ramadan, rather you should start with the fasts that you owe from
Ramadan, and then observe voluntary fasts.
If you fast the tenth and eleventh of Muharram with the intention of making up
days that you owe from Ramadan, that is permissible and will make up for two
of the days that you owe. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him) said, ''Actions are judged but by intentions, and every person will have
but that which he intended.'' [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
«إنما الأعمال بالنيات، وإنما لكل امرئ ما نوى» رواه البخاري
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa'imah, 11/401
We hope that you will have the reward for making up the missed fast and the
reward for fasting that day.
Fataawa Manaar al-Islam, by Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have
mercy on him), 2/358.