Fidya

Fidya

In this Blog you will know what is Fidya and importance of Fidya

It is also a monetary compensation imposed on a person for not performing certain (non-obligatory) acts like delaying ones Qadha (lapsed) fast for more than a year or not being able to fast due to certain conditions like sickness etc.

And as for those who can fast with difficulty, they have to feed a poor person

Holy Quran 2:184

If a person does not observe an obligatory fast (sawm) in the holy month of Ramadhan due to an illness or difficulty that would make it unbearable or harmful for them to fast, they must pay a Fidyah (compensation), that is to give 750 grams of food (rice or flour) to a poor person for each fast. You can appoint us to give this Fidyah on your behalf to the deserving individuals.

Please note in some cases the reason must persist until the next Ramadhan and in most cases, the Qadha fast still needs to be observed. Please refer to the rules of the mujtahid you follow for more information.

Fidya for Delayed Qadha Sawm (Fast)

If a person does not keep an obligatory fast of Ramadhan, whether with or without an islamically approved reason,
then they must keep the Qadha (lapsed) fast before the next Ramadhan.

If this is not done a Fidyah becomes compulsory, that is to give 750 grams of food (rice or flour) to a poor person for each fast. Please note that the Qadha of the original fast still needs to be kept.

You can appoint us to give this Fidyah on your behalf to the deserving individuals.

Fidya (compensation): 750 grams rice or flour per day for the poor. It is better to give 1.5 kg.

Kaffarah (fine): 750gr. rice or flour for 60 poor people per day. That makes it 45kg per day. Note: Fidya and kaffarah has to be paid to the poor and needy in kind, not cash.