Is There Any Way To Speed Up the Hila Of Paying Fidya For the Deceased?

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. I read on your website about paying fidya for missed prayers of deceased parents. I have estimated £750k fidya payment to ensure everything is covered. I don’t have this money and the inheritance was less than this. So I would like to use the mechanism outlined ie. gift fidya to a poor person who returns it and then re-gift until all the fidya is paid. But the huge amount means that we will be passing notes back and forth up to 3000 times. Can anything be done?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

This hila is a huge blessing, and we pray that Allah pardons all those whose deficiencies are compensated for through it. Unfortunately, there is no way of speeding the process up further.

The best practice would be to do it over a number of days. You would have to clarify the matter with whoever you ask to help you, but it will be worth it, insha’Allah. If all the prayers of your parents are compensated for they will be very pleased with the result in the grave and in the Afterlife. See it as a service to them, and you will be rewarded for it too.

May Allah facilitate the matter for you.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.