A person used to stop drinking in Ramadaan after hearing Iqaamah for Fajr Salaah

Question: I used to stop drinking in Ramadaan after hearing Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) of the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. I continued doing this after reaching the age of Takleef (meeting the conditions to be held legally accountable for actions). This was out of ignorance, as there was no one toguide me. Allaah knows that I do not exactly know the number of days on which I used to drink until hearing the Iqaamah; however, I know the number of years, namely nine months of fasting, of which I have fasted nearly one month and a half as Kaffaarah (expiation).

Answer: It is obligatory on you to make up for the months in which you did not abstain from food until hearing the Iqaamah, as you ate and drank during daylight hours. You are to blame because you should have asked and consulted (Muslim scholars) regarding this matter, but you did not... read more here.

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