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Pay your Fidya or Kaffarah this Ramadan

If you are unable to fast during Ramadan, you can still fulfil your worship by paying Fidya or Kaffarah to feed those in need. Your donation can feed people who are hungry this Ramadan, including widows and orphans who urgently need your help.


When you donate, you save lives

Across the world, 828 million people are facing chronic hunger. Global natural disaster, such as recent earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria, have destroyed homes and income, causing poverty to soar and leaving millions in need of emergency food assistance. Your Fidya or Kaffarah payment can feed vulnerable people and gain reward and blessings for you this Ramadan.

*Zakat is not applicable to Fidya, Fitrana, Kaffarah, and Iftar Packs.

What is the difference between Fidya and Kaffarah?

What is Fidya?

Fidya is a payment that is due if you are unable to fast due to an exemption such as long-term illness and are unable to make up your missed fasts at a later date. Your Fidya donation can feed people in need and ensure that you receive reward for your act of worship during Ramadan even if you can’t fast. Exemptions from fasting can include old age or medical conditions that mean fasting would be detrimental to your health.

Fidya is calculated at the current rate and is enough to feed one person two meals for each missed fast. The current rate is £5 per day.

Fasting is for a fixed number of days, and if one of you be sick, or if one of you be on a journey, you will fast the same number of other days later on. For those who are capable of fasting (but still do not fast) there is a redemption: feeding a needy man for each day missed. Whoever voluntarily does more good than is required, will find it better for him; and that you should fast is better for you, if you only know. (Holy Qur’an 2:184)

What is Kaffarah?

If you intentionally break your fast without valid reason, you will need to fast for 60 days to account for this. However, if you are unable to do this, you can pay Kaffarah which is a payment to feed 60 people at the current rate of £5, for each broken fast. Each broken fast is therefore due a donation of £300.

Pay now with Al-Wahab Foundation

Al-Wahab Foundation has been distributing Fidya, Kaffarah, Zakat and Sadaqah donations to the poor and vulnerable for almost 10 years. Our local teams work on the ground in remote and rural areas, to identify those most in need. Since 2020, we have distributed over 10,000 Fidya donations to people who are suffering food insecurity.

Your donation today will ensure you have fulfilled your obligation during Ramadan and ensure that you don’t miss the reward and blessings of this beautiful month.

When you donate with us, you can be assured that your donation will go directly to someone who is struggling in poverty and would otherwise not have enough to eat. Your donation can pay for their suhoor and iftar, helping them to remain nourished, healthy and able to support their family.

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