Aabtaab

Kaffara

Kaffara

What is Kaffara?

Kaffara is a penalty (mostly monetary) that is imposed on a person who has committed certain forbidden acts or omitted certain obligatory acts. The most common of these acts include intentional breaking of fasts (sawm), untruthful oaths and certain acts in the state of ‘Ihram’ (during Hajj/Umrah).

(As for) those who take a small price for the covenant of Allah and their own oaths – surely they shall have no portion in the hereafter, and Allah will not speak to them, nor will He look upon them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them, and they shall have a painful chastisement.”

Surah Ali-‘Imrān 3:76-77

Kaffara for Hajj

Once in the state of Ihram for Hajj or Umrah (pilgrimage to the house of Allah (swt)) many acts become forbidden which include the following:

Forbidden Acts and Kaffara

Hunting, sexual union, looking touching (with lust) or flirting with a woman, masturbating, reciting nikah, wearing perfume, wearing sewn clothes (for men), wearing antimony (surma), looking in the mirror, wearing shoes or socks, outrage (fusouq), quarreling, killing insects found on humans, beautifying oneself, applying oil, removing hair from the body, covering the head (for men), dipping one’s body in water, covering of the face (for women), sheltering in the shaded place for males, bleeding one’s body, cutting nails, extracting tooth (according to some scholars), carrying arms. Please refer to the rules of the mujtahid you follow for more information.

If one commits any of the above-listed acts, they are obliged to give Kaffarah (compensation) for it. The Kaffarah for such an act is to sacrifice one goat (in most cases) in the name of Allah (swt) and distribute it among the poor.

We shall perform this sacrifice on your behalf and deliver it to the deserving individuals

Kaffarah for Intentional Breaking of Sawm (Fast)

Allah has made fasting obligatory in the holy month of Ramadhan. If one intentionally breaks or abandons a fast (sawm) in this month, the individual obligates to keep a Qadha fast as well as to give Kaffarah (monetary compensation) for each fast.

The monetary compensation for breaking or abandoning a fast intentionally is to feed 60 needy individuals with a single fulfilling meal. The Kaffarah for two fasts would be to feed 120 needy individuals and so on.

You can appoint us to fulfill the responsibility of the Kaffarah you have to pay. Each Kaffarah selected includes feeding 60 poor individuals to their full, you select up to 30 fasts to give Kaffarah for

Note: Their Qadha of the original fast still needs to be kept apart from the Kaffarah (monetary compensation) give.

Kaffarah for Breaking Oath/Vow

Yes, whoever fulfills his promise and guards (against evil) – then surely Allah loves those who guard (against evil).

If a person takes an oath (he has to fulfill certain conditions of Islam regarding oaths) that they will perform a certain act or an oath to refrain from a certain act but do not fulfill their oath intentionally they should obligate to give Kaffarah for it.

You can appoint us to perform the kaffarah on your behalf. We will feed 10 needy individuals for each Kaffarah.

take Great care to ensure that the individuals
who receive the meals fit the criteria laid out by Islamic laws.

Rad El Mazaalim

Rad el Mazaalim means Atonement of Rights. It is a due (Haqq) or an Amanah (deposit), in ones hands.

According to the Islamic law, we have to return Amanah/Haqq to it’s rightful owner.

 

If one is unable to identify or locate the person/organization
to whom this Amanah/Haqq is due,
he should give the Amanah as Sadaqah to the needy,
and/or give the amount equivalent to it.

We shall give this amount on your behalf or on behalf of your marhumeen to the most deserving.

The Prophet (saw) said

Whoever postpones repaying someone their right while he is capable of doing has the sin of an extortionist written down for him as every day passes by.

Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 146, no. 3

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