Question: I did not start fasting at the age I was supposed to?

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  1. HirraJaved
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    I know I've been asking a lot of questions about fasting, but this has been an area of concern for me. I know you're supposed to start fasting at the age of puberty, which for girls is the age when they started getting their periods. Anyways, I didn't start fasting at that age because I didn't know we were supposed to. I can't remember but I was either 12 or 13 when I started fasting. My question is how can I make up for that? I've heard that once the next Ramadan starts you can't make up the fasts for the previous Ramadan which means I definitely can't make up the fasts from 6 Ramadan's ago. Is it sufficient for me to do voluntary fasting for every day that I missed? And is it okay if I don't do it right away because I'm very skinny, like 84 pounds and I'm 16 years old. My doctor says I have to gain weight and my parents would never let me fast right now in this condition, unless it's for Ramadan. If I tell them my situation, they would say I'm going crazy and that it doesn't matter, but I'm sure it matters. Fasting and prayer are a big deal in Islam.
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    I will try to answer that asap enshallah, its 5:33am atm.
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    As salamu alaikim wa rahmatu Allah wa barakartu
    Dear sister you should count how many ramadans you didn't fast after puberty and count the days then you should fast them : you can fast every Monday and Thursday or three days every month or any way you like and feed for every day a poor person if you can , if you don't can no need InshaAllah . May Allah accept all your good deeds.
    With love.

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