Niyyat for missed fasts

Q: I have to make up for a lot of fasts I missed, as well as for some that were most likely invalid (due to issues with ghusl). Is the following intention permissible - "I intend to fast today to make up for a fast that I missed or one that was invalid".

A: Make a straight niyyat that I am fasting for those fasts that were missed.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)