Fidya – were you unable to fast for the month of Ramadan?
Were you unable to fast for the whole month of Ramadan due to sickness, pregnancy, or any other valid reason?
It's preferable to fast your days in compensation, but that’s not always possible for those who continue to be unable to fast – such as people who are elderly, on medication, or nursing. If you couldn’t fast at all during the month of Ramadan then should pay a donation known as Fidya for each day missed.
It costs £150 to clear yourself of a month of missed fasts, which will provide two meals to a vulnerable person (or one meal to two vulnerable people) per missed fast through our Feed the Fasting project. In total, that’s 60 meals that your Fidya will provide to hungry people this Ramadan.
Feed the Fasting provides hot meals and food parcels to vulnerable people across the world. This year, we’re focusing on eight countries that desperately need support: Bangladesh, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Many are already vulnerable communities that are hosting people who have fled violence, others are witnessing a high number of returnees, and more, still, are struggling communities experiencing poverty, conflict and food insecurity. One donation can make all the difference to a person who doesn’t know when their next meal will come.
If you have deliberately skipped or broken your fast without having a legitimate reason to, then you must pay Kaffarah.
Just because you are unable to fast, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy, and participate in, the blessed month. Donating £150 to Human Appeal and provide 60 iftars this Ramadan.