A woman who attends university every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. has low blood pressure and has therefore to take liquids throughout the day. This has meant that she has not managed to make up for all the days she did not fast last Ramadan. Although she did fast some days during the months of Rajab and Shaban, three with the dual intention of:
a) it being recommended – mustahab – and b) making up for a day missed, she was still left with four days to make up when this Ramadan started. What should she do about these four days?

A fast cannot be both mustahab and also make up for a missed fast. This woman must fast a further seven days in addition to paying the penalty of giving 261/2 oz (750 grams) of food to the poor for each of the seven days for which her compensation was delayed.