4. Non-Muslims -for the years before conversion to Islam.
There are different status of defaulted fasts:
1. An aged person who cannot fast is exempted from fasting and also from expiation. If, after Ramadhan, it becomes possible for that aged person to fast, he/she should make up the defaulted Rarnadhan fasts.
2. An aged person for whom fasting is hard is exempted but must pay 3/4 kilogram (1 Mud) of food to the poor for every day of defaulted fast.
3. One who has a condition which causes insatiable thirst and who cannot tolerate going without water,or for whom fasting is hard is exempted.
a- In the latter case, one must pay 3/4kilogram of food to the poor for every day of defaulted fast.
b- If after Ramadhan , it becomes possible for both cases to fast, one should make up defaulted fasts.
4. A woman who is pregnant and whose delivery time is near, or a woman who is breast-feeding her child, if fasting will harm herself or her baby, she should not fast.
a- She must give 3/4 kilogram of food as expiation to the poor and, make up for the defaulted fasts.
b- In case the harm was for herself only and not for the child, then she should make up for the defaulted fasts without giving expiation.
5. Apostate (murtad) -A Muslim who turns away from Islam, should compensate for fasts defaulted during the period of apostacy.
6. Women in their monthly period or during childbirth should compensate for defaulted fasts.
7.A travellerwho missed certain days fast because of journey has to make up for missed fasts.
8. A sick person after recovery must fast the number of