Obligations of Fidyah

Fidyah is payable by people who cannot fast in Ramadan and have a valid reason for not doing so (eg. due to serious illness or old-age.) Such people are often in a situation where they are unable to make up for the missed fasts after Ramadan.

Pay Your Fidyah

Fidyah involves paying to provide for another’s daily sustenance as compensation for every fast that you have missed. The cost/rate of Fidyah may vary from one year to the next depending on the changing cost in food prices. It is also worth taking into account the cost and quality of the food intake of the person paying Fidyah, as it's favourable to give the kind of food that you would normally eat yourself, instead of the bare minimum.

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 fast, and has a valid reason, he/she has the option of paying Fidyah. Most people opt to pay Fidyah if they cannot make up the missed fast after Ramadan.

Pay Your Fidyah

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) accepts Fidyah payments. We use your Fidyah to feed poor cancer patients receiving treatment at Shaukat Khanum Hospital. For these patients, a good meal isn’t easy to come by. Yet their recovery depends on a nutritious diet to give them the strength to fight back. So, the Fidyah you pay through IKCA isn't just feeding patients, it's paving the way to recovery, one meal at a time.

When paying your Fidyah through IKCA, please ensure you select ‘Fidyah’ from the drop down menu when you pay.

Pay Your Fidyah