Tue 6 Saf 1435 - 10 December 2013
Should he fast on behalf of his father who died in Ramadaan?
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?.
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
Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah (15/376).