If you miss or break any fasts this Ramadan, then you must make up for them, either by fasting, or by donations known as Fidya and Kaffarah.
If you have a valid reason not to fast – if you are nursing, travelling, or unwell, then it’s preferable to make that day up at a later date. Alternatively, you can pay Fidya for each day missed.
If you deliberately break or skip a fast without a valid reason, you must fast 60 consecutive days, or pay Kaffarah.
Fidya or Kaffarah?
Fidya – Pay this if you skip a fast but have a valid reason to do so. A Fidya donation must provide two meals to a poor person and you can fulfil this duty quickly and easily though Human Appeal for just £5.
Kaffarah – Pay this If you deliberately miss or break a fast without a valid reason you must either fast for 60 consecutive days or provide 60 people with a meal costing £5, for a total of £600 per fasting day missed.
Why give your Fidya through Human Appeal?
We’ve been carrying out your Fidya and Kaffarah compensations for 29 years. When it comes to matters as important as recompensing for missed fasts, experience is absolutely key. We have longstanding, but regularly updated and assessed, systems in place to make sure that your Fidya or Kaffarah is carried out in in a timely and efficient manner, while providing nutritious food to those who need it most.
Now is the time to pay your Fidya.
Where will my Fidya and Kaffarah donations go?
Your Fidya and Kaffarah donation can make a huge difference to those who do not have enough to eat. You can give a fasting person a nutritious Suhoor and Iftar meal in 7 countries.