Starting kaffaarah fasts at the beginning of an Islamic month

Q: I have a question regarding kaffarah for accidentally killing someone. I read a recent post of yours saying that you have to fast for two months consecutively.

My question is, does one start fasting from the first of the month (so, assuming we follow the hijri calendar, fasting could be for 58-60 days if there are 29/30 days in the month) or can one start anytime and fast for 60 days?

A: Both are right.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)