(This fasting is for) a limited number of days. But should any one of you be sick or on a journey, then(he should fast) a period of other days. Yet for those who can fast with difficulty1, a compensation(is allowed instead)—food for a destitute person2 . But whoever volunteers a good act, it is better for him. Yet to fast is better for youpl , if you only knew.
— Fadel Soliman, Bridges’ translation