About Fidyah, Kaffarah & Fitrana

What is the difference between Fidyah and Kaffarah? What are the conditions of paying Fidyah? How much Kaffarah do I pay for a broken fast? How much is Fitrana? – these are the usual questions that come up every year and send us all on a Googling spree. Google not; we’ve got all the answers you need here in one place…

Pay Your Fidyah, £5 per missed fast Pay Your Kaffarah, £300 for the month Pay Your Fitrana, £5 per person

Fidyah, Kaffarah & Fitrana Explained in a Nutshell

In Islam, Fidyah and Kaffarah are acts of monetary compensation paid to the poor. Though each relates to different situations, both are compensation that Muslims are obliged to pay for un-kept fasts in the month of Ramadan and, in the case of Kaffarah, broken oaths. Fidyah and Kaffarah can be paid at any time throughout the year. Fitrana, on the other hand, is mandatory charity. This is paid by Muslims, each year, at the end of Ramadan. Fitrana is time sensitive. Read more about each below.

What are Fidyah, Kaffarah and Fitrana?

Click the relevant headings below to read more about Fidyah and Kaffarah, in our complete guide. Find out about their conditions; decide what you must pay, based on your situation; and calculate how much you’ll need to pay for your missed and/or broken fasts. Also learn about Fitrana below.

Fidyah

Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan, providing they are in good health, of sound mind and physically able. In the instance that a person cannot or does not keep fast, he/she is obliged to pay Fidyah or Kaffarah.

Fidyah is for people who have a valid reason for not fasting and who are unable to make up for the missed fasts afterwards (due to serious illness or old-age for example.) It involves paying to provide a person’s daily sustenance, for every fast that they miss. The cost may vary from year to year, but is generally around £5.

£5 per missed fast

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) accepts Fidyah and Kaffarah payments. But it is vital that we are informed of your intention, because such payments can only be used towards feeding people. When donating Fidyah or Kaffarah online, please ensure you select ‘Fidyah’ from the drop down menu.

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Kaffarah

Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan, providing they are in good health, of sound mind and physically able. In the instance that a person cannot or does not keep fast, he/she is obliged to pay Fidyah and/or Kaffarah.

Kaffarah is payable by people who have missed or broken a fast during Ramadan, without a valid reason. In such a situation, one is still obligated to make up the missed fast(s), however, a compensation is due for missing it. To compensate, the person must either fast for 60 days, or pay to have 60 people fed. This amounts to around £300. There is only one Kaffarah payable per Ramadan, regardless of how many fasts are missed.

£300 for the month

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) accepts Fidyah and Kaffarah payments. But it is vital that we are informed of your intention, because such payments can only be used towards feeding people. When donating fidyah or Kaffarah online, please ensure you select ‘Fidyah’ from the drop down menu.

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Fitrana

Zakat al-fitr, also commonly known as ‘Fitrana’, is the compulsory charity paid by every Muslim at the end of Ramadan. It is a way for Muslims to give thanks that they were able to complete the month of fasting.
The required quantity of Fitrana was described by the Prophet Muhammad (pbhu) as one saa. The monetary equivalent of this today (as per Ramadan 2019) is £5 worth of staple food. So the recommended amount to be paid as fitrana by each person is roughly £5. It is important that Zakat Fitrana reaches the poor in time for Eid, so that they can celebrate the festival.

£5 per person

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) accepts Fitrana payments. But it is vital that we are informed of your intention, because Fitrana is time sensitive and can only be used towards feeding people. When donating your Fitrana please do so in advance of Eid and ensure you select ‘Fitrana’ from the drop down menu.

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