Is it necessary for a person to perform fasting again if he breaks a supererogatory fasting deliberately according to Shafiis and Hanafis?

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Is it necessary for a person to perform fasting again if he breaks a supererogatory fasting deliberately according to Shafiis and Hanafis?
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It is necessary to perform fasting again if a person breaks any supererogatory fasting. It does not matter whether a person breaks his fasting deliberately or not.

Accordingly, if a woman who starts supererogatory fasting but has to break it due to having menstruation, she needs to perform it again according to the sound view. For, it is necessary (wajib) to continue a deed of worshipping and a religious duty and not to give it up.

According to Shafiis, such a person does not have to perform fasting again; however, if she wishes, she can perform it again. For, she started a deed of worshipping that is not wajib for her. Performing an extra (supererogatory) deed of worshipping again is not necessary.

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