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Fedyah/Kaffarah

Fedyah/Kaffarah

Al-Ihsan Foundation accepts Fedyah and Kaffarah.

 

Fedyah

 

Fedyah is a compensation payment for people who are unable to fast during Ramadan and cannot make up those days by fasting the missed days outside of Ramadan.

 

Reasons for not fasting Ramadan are:

  • Sickness
  • Disability
  • Old age

 

How is Fedyah paid?

 

Fedyah is paid by feeding one poor person for every day that was not fasted during Ramadan. The estimated cost of feeding one person is $10. Therefore, if someone missed 20 days of Ramadan (and is unable to make up those days due to sickness), then that person would need to pay:

$10 x 20 = $200

Kaffarah

 

Kaffarah is paid to compensate for a wrong action. Kaffarah may be required when for example, someone breaks an oath or breaks their fast in Ramadan intentionally (without a valid reason such as travel or sickness).

 

Depending on the initial intended action, Kaffarah is worked out by way of the following:

 

  • A broken oath requires a person to fast 3 consecutive days or feed 10 people.
  • Breaking your fast in Ramadan intentionally requires a person to either fast 60 consecutive days or feed 60 people. The estimated cost to feed one person is $10.

Al-Ihsan Foundation accepts Fedyah and Kaffarah.

 

Fedyah

 

Fedyah is a compensation payment for people who are unable to fast during Ramadan and cannot make up those days by fasting the missed days outside of Ramadan.

 

Reasons for not fasting Ramadan are:

  • Sickness
  • Disability
  • Old age

 

How is Fedyah paid?

 

Fedyah is paid by feeding one poor person for every day that was not fasted during Ramadan. The estimated cost of feeding one person is $10. Therefore, if someone missed 20 days of Ramadan (and is unable to make up those days due to sickness), then that person would need to pay:

$10 x 20 = $200

Kaffarah

 

Kaffarah is paid to compensate for a wrong action. Kaffarah may be required when for example, someone breaks an oath or breaks their fast in Ramadan intentionally (without a valid reason such as travel or sickness).

 

Depending on the initial intended action, Kaffarah is worked out by way of the following:

 

  • A broken oath requires a person to fast 3 consecutive days or feed 10 people.
  • Breaking your fast in Ramadan intentionally requires a person to either fast 60 consecutive days or feed 60 people. The estimated cost to feed one person is $10.