When you give your Fidya with National Zakat Foundation, you help feed local families in need. Together we can ensure our neighbours are taken care of this Ramadan and beyond.
What is Fidya?
What is Fidya?
“Fasting is for a fixed number of days, and if one of you be sick, or if one of you be on a journey, you will fast the same number of other days later on. For those who are capable of fasting (but still do not fast) there is a redemption: feeding a needy man for each day missed. Whoever voluntarily does more good than is required, will find it better for him; and that you should fast is better for you, if you only know.”
Answering Your Questions
Anyone who is eligible to receive Zakat is entitled to Fidya.
The cost to feed one person with one meal in Canada is $15.
At National Zakat Foundation aims to distribute all Fidya donations within the month of Ramadan to the poor and needy. Any funds that are not distributed within the month of Ramadan will be distributed to those in need in the weeks following Eid-ul-Fitr
You must pay Fidya before you miss the fast, if you know you will not be able to make it up. If you will be missing the entire month of Ramadan, you will be paying Fidya for each day of Ramadan.
Fidya is not payable on fasts that are missed without a valid reason. Instead, a Kaffarah may be due upon you, which could include making up your fast, fasting for 60 days, or feeding 60 people for each missed fast. Please consult your local Imam or scholar for further guidance.
You are required to pay Fidya if you are unable to fast in Ramadan and are not able to make up the lost days afterwards due to prolonged illness, old age or other valid reasons.
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