What is Kaffarah?

What is Kaffarah?

Kaffarah is a payment that needs to be made when a person deliberately breaks their fast during the month of Ramadan without a valid reason, and the person cannot fast at a later time for 60 continuous days. 


The requirement for Kaffarah is to provide one person with two meals a day, for two months. It costs £2 per meal, so the total due is £240.

If you have broken your fast without good reason, please make your Kaffarah payment today to provide those in need with nutritious food to eat.


Examples of when to pay Kaffarah for breaking fast

You will need to pay Kaffarah for breaking fast or making fasts invalid in Ramadan when there is no good reason, and you cannot fast at a later time for 60 continuous days.

If you break your fast, you will need to pay Kaffarah 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 for breaking fast. Your Kaffarah donation will need to provide one person in need with two meals a day, for two months, costing £240 in total.