Q15: What should I do regarding my mother who neither prayed nor fasted during Ramadhan because of the seriousness of her illness and died without leaving any will for she had been in a coma during the last days of her life?

A16: In terms of obligation, you are not obligated to do anything with regard to this; but in terms of application of discretion, it is desirable that you feed one poor person for each day she did not fast while being sane and conscious; as for the days during which she was comatose, she was exempted from all obligations. You should also give some charity and make atonement on her behalf as far as you can afford. And Allah knows best

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