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Fidyah & Kaffarah

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“And as for those can fast with difficulty, they have to feed a poor person” (Qur’an 2:184)

WHY DO WE PAY FIDYAH AND KAFFARAH?

As sawm is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, should you be unable to observe sawm (fasting) during the holy month of Ramadan, whether involuntarily, or by choice, there is a requirement that you to pay either Fidya or Kaffarah.

WHAT IS FIDYAH (FIDYA) AND WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO PAY IT?

If you are unable to observe sawm (fasting) for good reason during Ramadan - such as old age, travelling, pregnancy, or health issues that would be made more worse by fasting - and you can’t make up the lost day/s, then you’re required to pay for a hungry person to be fed for a day, for each fast you miss. This is Fidyah.

 

HOW MUCH IS FIDYAH?

Fidyah is £5 per day, and £150 for whole of 30 days of Ramadan. The costs will provide one person with two meals for a day.

 

You may pay your Fidyah through this page and we’ll use it to serve the needy this Ramadan on your behalf.

 

WHAT IS KAFFARAH AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

Should you deliberately break, or miss, a fast (sawm) during Ramadan without a valid reason, then you must either fast for 60 consecutive days, or pay Kaffarah in compensation.

 

If you’re unable to complete the 60 days of fasting, then you have to feed 60 poor people at a rate of £5 per person (the cost of an average meal in the UK). This amounts to £300 kaffarah for every missed or intentionally broken fast.

 

Donate your Fidyah and / or Kaffarah easily on this page, or call our donation hotline 0207 060 4422. 


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