Understanding Fidya and Its Importance
Fidya is a religious payment made by Muslims who are unable to fast during the month of Ramadan due to legitimate reasons, such as illness, old age, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. By providing food or monetary assistance to those in need, Fidya allows us to fulfill our religious obligations while still caring for our own health and well-being.
However, he must give the Fidiya which can be: one mudd of food, i.e., bread, wheat, or barley, to a poor person.
The on who cannot fast
If due to illness someone feels thirsty and cannot bear being thirsty or it is extremely tough for him to take, fasting is not obligatory for him. However, on the other hand, he must give one Mudd of food to poor people for missed fasts. And it is not obliged for him to make them up.
For a pregnant woman who is near the time of delivery and if it is harmful to her or her unborn child fasting is not obligatory for her. However, she must give Mudd of food to the poor person for each missed fast. And she must make up the fasts she did not keep.
For a woman who breastfed her child and has less milk and fasting is harmful to her whether she is the child’s mother or wet nurse or someone who is getting paid for breastfeeding the child then it is she is not obligated to fast. However, she must give one Mudd of food to a poor person for missed fasts and she must make up for the fasts she did not keep.
Ref: Tauzeeh ul Masail
Note: They must make Fidya payment according to payment principles
Calculating Fidya Principles
To ensure that your Fidya donation is appropriate and in line with principles, it is important to calculate the correct amount based on the local cost of a meal.
we can help you determine the proper amount of Fidiya to donate, ensuring that your contribution provides adequate sustenance for those in need.