Pay your Fidya or Kaffarah
For fasts missed through ill health or pregnancy, which cannot be made up afterwards for legitimate reasons, Fidya is payable.
If fasts are broken without allowable reasons, and the compensatory two months of fasting is not possible, then Kaffarah is payable.
Your Fidya and Kaffarah will go directly to those who need it most, through our Feed Our World appeal
When a fast is missed through necessity, such as being ill or pregnant, and it cannot be made up after Ramadan, Fidya is payable.
The requirement is to provide one person with two meals, for each day that a fast is missed.
It costs £2 per meal, so for a single missed fast the amount payable is £4.
If fasting is not possible for the whole month of Ramadan, the total is £120.
When a fast is deliberately broken without a valid reason, and the person cannot fast at a later time for 60 continuous days, Kaffarah is due.
The requirement is to provide one person with two meals a day, for two months.
It costs £2 per meal, so the total due is £240.
Examples of when to Pay Kaffarah
You will need to pay Kaffarah for breaking fasts or making fasts
You will need to pay Kaffarah for breaking fast, as well as making up for that missed fast at a later date. Some examples of when you need to pay Kaffarah for breaking fast or making it invalid are as follows:
Intentionally eating food or drinking water
Masturbation or sexual intercourse during fasting
Intentionally making yourself throw up
Planning or intending to deliberately miss fasts
Deliberately hurting yourself or any other person or animal
If any of the above examples apply to you, and you cannot fast at a later time for 60 days in a row, you will need to pay Kaffarah. Kaffarah for breaking fasts means you need to provide one person in need with two meals a day, for two months, costing £240 in total.
Examples of when to Pay Fidya
You will need to pay Fidyah for not fasting when you have good reasons for breaking your fast, and you cannot make up the fast at a later date, such as in the following cases:
Pregnant women who are unable to fast
People with chronic illnesses, including mental illnesses
People who experience short-term illness over the month of Ramadan
People who need to continue taking their medication
Elderly people who cannot fast
If you need to pay Fidya for not fasting due to any of these reasons, you can pay your Fidya with Penny Appeal for £4 per fast missed, which provides two nutritious meals to those less fortunate.
Where will my Fidya and Kaffarah go?
Your Fidya and Kaffarah will go directly to those who need it most, through our Feed Our World appeal. We feed the poor in 30 crisis-hit countries around the world. The people in these countries are victims through no fault of their own, either of war, drought, famine & displacement, natural disasters or poverty.
Just £1 of your Fidya or Kaffarah can provide a nutritious meal to someone who would otherwise go without.
Penny Appeal delivers life-transforming aid to those in desperate need in up to 30 crisis-hit countries worldwide.
By working with experienced delivery partners and major UK Muslim charities, we deliver nutritious, life-saving meals to some of the world's poorest and most needy people.
We also combat poverty in many other ways, such as by caring for orphans, building wells, helping orphans become Haﬁz of the Holy Qur'an, looking after the elderly and delivering emergency aid.