How To Make Expiatory Payments To Compensate for Missed Obligatory Fasts or Prayers of a Deceased Muslim?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:Assalamu aleikum,

Can you please explain in detail how to make expiatory payments (fidya) to compensate for missed obligatory fasts or prayers of a deceased muslim?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

The expiatory payment (fidya) is the equivalent of 2.2kg of wheat. For the exact amount in your locality, please consult your local mosque or scholars.

This amount should be paid in lieu of all missed religious obligations– prayers [= this is six payments for one days’ worth of prayers], fasts, zakat, udhiya, sadaqat al-fitr, prostrations of recital, and so on.

Considering the severity of the matter, it would be wise to perform the calculations with a local, knowledgeable scholar to ensure that you cover everything soundly.

See also: Can a Healthy Person Skip Prayer and Fasting and Pay Expiation?

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani