Question: My father was ill and died while he had to make up for two days of Ramadaan, This was a year ago. He passed away in Shawwaal and he said that he would feed poor people to make up for the two days. What is obligatory on us regarding him? Should we fast and feed poor people or only feed poor people on his behalf? It is noted that we do not know whether he fed poor people to make up for these days or he fasted them. He was a diabetic and he fasted Ramadaan but with great difficulty.
Answer: If your father was able to make up for the missed days of fasting of the previous Ramadaan but he was careless until another Ramadaan came, after which he passed away, it is better that someone makes up for these two days. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said.. read more here.