Observing Sawm voluntarily with the intention of observing a voluntary Sawm Plus making up for a missed obligatory Sawm

Question 86:  Is it permissible to observe voluntary Sawm (Fast) with two intentions: the first to make up for missed days of Ramadaan and the second to apply an act of Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet)? Is the Sawm of a traveler or an ill person who can fast valid or not?

Answer: It is not permissible to observe voluntary Sawm with two intentions: one to make up for missed fasts and another to perform an act of Sunnah. It is better for a person who is traveling a distance over which it is permissible to shorten Salaah (Prayer) not to observe Sawm… read more here.

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