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Fidyah and Kaffarah

What's the difference between Fidya and Kaffarah? Fidyah is payable if one cannot observe fasting during Ramadan. Kaffarah is a form of levy payable if you intentionally break or miss a fast.

Fidyah

Fidyah is payable if one cannot observe fasting during or after the Holy month of Ramadan; be it due to poor health, pregnancy or health issues where fasting would prove detrimental to one’s well-being. The contributory fidyah then goes towards feeding someone in need.

Fidyah is £4 per day, and £120 for whole of Ramadan (about 30 days). You may pay your Fidyah through this page and HRF will use it to serve the needy this Ramadan on your behalf.

Kaffarah

Kaffarah is a form of levy payable if you intentionally break or miss a fast during the month of Ramadan. Should you have a legitimate and unavoidable reason for doing so, it is highly likely this will fall into the Fidyah category nevertheless. The forfeit entails either feeding a total of 60 people in need or continuously fasting for 60 days for each fast missed or broken.

To make up for the missed or broken fast, you must fast continuously for 60 days, or feed 60 poor people. The total amount for each missed or broken fast would be £240. You may pay your Kaffarah through this page and HRF will use it to serve the needy this Ramadan on your behalf.

So, to conclude, Zakat, Fidyah and Kaffarah are all deemed obligatory, whereas Sadaqah (charity) is a selfless and humble act of sincerity which is carried out without being obligated to do so.


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