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Husband missing fast?

My husband usually don't fast (roza) we both do job, he pays rent only, and I am the one who usually pays the bill, can I pay for his rozas (feed poor people ) ,and the money I spend for family is consider what??? I mean i as a wife not responsible to run his house (by money),He never prays what should I do to make him prays.


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Allah, the Exalted, says: "O you who believe! the fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious). (Fasting) for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g., an old man), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskin (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast is better for you if only you know. The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan, i.e., is present at his home), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.'' Quran(2:183-185)

The fast of Ramadan, according to the Qur'an, sunnah and consensus, is obligatory. The whole Muslim nation agrees that the fast of Ramadan is obligatory. It is one of the pillars of Islam, and if one disputes this, he cannot be called a Muslim.

It is absolutely not permissible for the Muslim to break the fast without any legitimate excuse such as sickness or travel. Fasting the month of Ramadan is absolutely obligatory on every adult Muslim, and every adult Muslim must strive to fast this month.

Dear sister, if your husband is missing the fast without any legitimate excuse in the sight of shariah, then your husband should seek immediate repentance from the Lord for the lapse of his obligatory duty and should make enough efforts to make up the missed fast and should fast in the future.

can I pay for his rozas (feed poor people )

(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free will it is better for him and it is better for you that ye fast if ye only knew. Quran[2:184]

Dear sister, The ‘kafarah’ or atonement of a missed fast is to fulfill that fast at a later date suitable for them. The ‘kafarah’ or atonement of feeding poor and needy for every fast missed is only for those who are ill and have absolutely no hope of recovering their health. If one becomes ill in the Ramadan, and misses some fast, then it is obligatory on that person to make up them later.

Dear sister, if your husband is ill and has no hope of recovery, then there is absolutely no harm if you want to pay the kafarah on his behalf by feeding the poor and needy.

and the money I spend for family is consider what??? I mean i as a wife not responsible to run his house (by money),

Narrated Zainab,: (the daughter of Um Salama) My mother said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I receive a reward if I spend for the sustenance of Abu Salama's offspring, and in fact they are also my sons?" The Prophet replied, "Spend on them and you will get a reward for what you spend on them." Sahih Al-Bukari[Volume 2, Book 24, Number 546] And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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