What is Fidya?
Fidya is an obligatory penalty that must be paid to make up for missing a fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Fidya is due if you are unable to complete a fast because of a valid reason, such as: medical conditions, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and travelling. You must pay Fidya for not fasting.
How much is Fidya for Ramadan 2020?
The Fidya amount in 2020 will be confirmed closer to the start of Ramadan, however, it is likely to be less than £5. This cost covers the amount needed to provide one person with two meals for one full day. If you are unable to fast for the full duration of Ramadan, then the total Fidya you must pay is 30 x the cost.
For example, if Fidya was £4, then the full Fidya due would be £120.
What is Kaffarah?
Kaffarah is an obligatory penalty that must be paid for deliberately missing a fast during the holy month of Ramadan, without a valid reason. If you have a valid reason, then you must pay Fidya. The kaffarah penalty is much higher than that of Fidya and should be avoided where possible.
How much is Kaffarah for breaking fast?
If you break fast and are liable to pay Kaffarah, then you must make this up by either fasting for 60 continuous days or feeding 60 people in need, at the daily Fidya rate per person. For example, if Fidya is £4 per day, then to cover the cost of feeding 60 people you must pay £240.
Fidya and Kaffarah Frequently Asked Questions