Do I Need to Make up My Missed Obligatory Fasts or Is an Expiatory Payment a Valid Option?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu-alaykum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu, Due to personal circumstances I have been finding it difficult to make up my missed obligatory fasts from Ramadhan. Will expiatory payments (fidya) be a valid option for me? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, May Allah Most High grant you strength and facilitation. The […]

Sickness and Expiation (Fidya) for Missed Prayers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I didn’t know fidya includes missed fard prayers too. Can you please give some insight regarding this? My dad passed away two years ago and he has never missed his fard prayers or fasts to my knowledge until he got sick. He had a stroke and was affected by […]

Too Sick to Fast in Ramadan, Too Poor to Pay the Expiatory Payment (Fidya)

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was recently asked this question: if an individual cannot fast during Ramadan due to health issues but is too poor to donate the requisite amount to the needy, are they exempt from both fasting and the charity? What should they do?   Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you […]

Brief Overview of Expiatory Payments (fidya)

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Can you explain the rules of expiatory payments (fidya) and who it applies to? Answer: Asslamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, The expiatory payment is a special form of charity given to a poor person where one has to pay for each day of missed fasts during Ramadan. For every day of […]

Can My Sister Pay Expiatory Payments (fidya) For Missed Fasts Due To Her Diabetes?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with diabetes and advised by her doctor not to fast. Does she have to fast? How much expiation does she have to pay if she cannot? Answer: I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. 1. It is not an […]