Fasting and its Expiations


For those that miss any days of fasting during Ramadan, there are two types of missed fasts that need expiation. For any days missed through necessity, Fidyah is payable. For any days missed unnecessarily or deliberately, Kaffarah is payable.


Fidya: When someone cannot fast in Ramadan and can’t make them up afterwards (i.e. due to ill health, pregnancy, breastfeeding) they pay for someone else to be fed.

It is at a rate of £5 per each day that is missed. If someone misses all the fasts of Ramadan, it would amount to £150.


Kaffarah: This is the compensation that you should give if you deliberately miss or break a fast in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason.

They are then required to redo the fast and make a payment for the broken fast. If they are unable to do so, they should feed 60 poor people for every fast missed, as a rate of £5 per person.


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