Q: I used to experience nocturnal emissions before 14 years of age; however, I
didn’t know that nocturnal emissions were a sign of puberty and so I only
started fasting at 15. Ought I to pay kaffarah in addition to observing my
A: Observing the compensatory fasts is obligatory; assuming you were justifiably
ignorant with respect to the matter, paying kaffarah won’t be necessary.