Q&A:Intentionally Not Fasting in Ramadhaan

Q. We know of the ‘punishment’ for one who intentionally breaks a fast in the month of Ramadhaan, i.e., kaffaarah; but what is the punishment for one who intentionally doesn’t fast at all in the month of Ramadhaan? (Na’oodhubillah)

A. The misfortunate soul who foregoes the entire Month of Ramadhaan Fast has to compulsorily make taubah, keep thirty days qadha and one kaffaarah to make amends for his flagrant violation of one of the Pillars of Islam.

If he does not make amends in this world then he becomes deserving of severe chastisement in the Aakhirat. And Allah Ta’ala knows best.