Ramadhan is an auspicious month of spiritual joy and blessings. It is also a key month in which we should go even further to help those most in need. With countless numbers suffering from malnourishment or malnutrition on a daily basis, it is our basic humanitarian duty to assist by providing food, especially during this precious month when the rewards of giving are multiplied. Providing food for those in need should be seen as a privilege and a blessing.
Zakat ul Fitr is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons, and is obligatory to pay before the day of Eid.
If you don’t fast for any of the days of Ramadhan, you’ll be required to pay a charitable form of compensation. You must pay fidya (fidyah) for fasts missed out of necessity, that cannot be made up afterwards.
However, for any fasts missed unnecessarily, you’ll need to pay kaffarah.
When someone cannot fast in Ramadhan and can’t make up the lost days afterwards (for example, because of ill health or pregnancy), then they should pay (fidya) for someone else to be fed.
£2 fidya for each missed fast. This should provide one person with one meal. However, if someone misses all the fasts of Ramadhan, they would need to pay £60.
You must pay a charitable compensation if you miss any fasts during Ramadhan. You must pay kaffarah for fasts missed unnecessarily. However, for any fasts missed out of necessity, and that cannot be made up afterwards, fidya (fidyah) must be paid.