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.
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 related to the cost and quality of the food intake of the person paying Fidyah as you should give the same type of food that you would normally eat yourself.
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 keep 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.
£5 per missed fast
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 it’s vital that we provide them with the nutrients they need to recover their strength and fight back at cancer. So, the Fidyah you pay through IKCA isn’t just feeding patients, it’s paving the way to recovery, one meal at a time. Find out More.
When paying your Fidyah online through IKCA this Ramadan, it is vital that we are informed of your intention. Please help us by ensuring you select ‘Fidyah’ from the drop down menu before you pay.Pay Your Fidyah