Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalamu alaikum,
I was unable to fast last Ramadan due to pregnancy and I have been unable to find advice based on the Quran and/ or sunnah concerning what I should do to ensure that my obligation is met. Do I need to make-up the days which I missed or should I feed poor people as is the case for those who are unable to fast due to illness? I follow the Hanafi school of thought. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Yes, you need to make up the missed fasts.
Missing fasts due to the hardships of pregnancy is akin to missing fasts due to sickness.
If difficult, spread them out and make them up gradually. And ask Allah for strength, facilitation, and sincerity.
See also:Pregnancy & Making Up Fasts: Does She Really Have To?  and: Pregnant Women & Fasting
And Allah alone gives success.
wassalam,
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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