A 12 or 13 years old girl does not fast during Ramadaan, should she or her family expiate? Should she fast? What should she do if she does not fast?.
Praise be to Allaah.
A woman becomes accountable when she fulfils the conditions,
namely being Muslim, being of sound mind and being an adult. Adulthood is
reached when she menstruates, emits maniy with desire or has a wet dream; or
by the growth of hair around the private part; or when she reaches the age
of fifteen. If this girls meets any of the conditions of being accountable,
then fasting is obligatory for her, and she has to make up the fasts that
she did not observe at the time when she was accountable. If she did not
meet the conditions then she was not accountable and she does not have to do
And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah send
blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
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