OVERVIEW

Fidya & Kaffarah

Ramadan is one of the most beautiful times of the year for Muslims around the world. The cadence of our days changes to adjust to the rhythm of Ramadan. Occasionally, some of us are unable to participate in the fast, and there solutions for that. Fiddya and Kaffarah are a means of expiation for days missed during Ramadan. Each of the two apply to different circumstances. Let’s go through them.

 

Fidya

 

Fidya is a donation paid individuals who could not or cannot fulfill the obligation of fasting due to illness, old age, or being on a prolonged journey. Fidya is paid for each day that the individual could not fast. If, however, the individual is healthy enough to make up for the days missed in Ramadan, it is preferable to do so.

 

Kaffarah

 

Kaffarah is an expiation donation paid by individuals who deliberately miss or break a day of fasting during the month of Ramadan without a valid reason, such as by having intercourse, eating, drinking, or smoking. Kaffarah is paid for each day that a fast is broken. If the individual does not have the means to pay the Kaffarah, it is recommended that they fast for three days.

FIDYA & KAFFARAH

FULFILL YOUR OBLIGATION

DONATION OPTION

FIDYA DONATION

$10

Fidya is paid for each day that one could not fast due to illness, old age, or travel.

KAFFARAH DONATION

$10

 Kaffarah is paid for each day that a fast is deliberately broken or missed without valid reason.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:

All donations made go toward feeding those in need. Each $10 provides an individual with a single meal.

Answer:

Some scholars take the position that it is better for you to make up for the fasts in addition to making your expiation donation.

Answer:

It is recommended to make your donation before a new month of Ramadan. However, it is better to make your donation as soon as one can.

Answer:

Fidya is a donation paid individuals who could not or cannot fulfill the obligation of fasting due to illness, old age, or being on a prolonged journey. Fidya is paid for each day that the individual could not fast. If, however, the individual is healthy enough to make up for the days missed in Ramadan, it is preferable to do so.

Answer:

Kaffarah is an expiation donation paid by individuals who deliberately miss or break a day of fasting during the month of Ramadan without a valid reason, such as by having intercourse, eating, drinking, or smoking. Kaffarah is paid for each day that a fast is broken. If the individual does not have the means to pay the Kaffarah, it is recommended that they fast for three days.

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