Fidyah, Kaffarah & Zakat

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What is Fidyah? 

Fidyah is paid for missed fasts when someone has not fasted in Ramadhan for a valid reason (for example ill health or pregnancy) and they have not been able to make up the missed days by the next Ramadhan. Fidyah covers the feeding of 750g of food (wheat, bread or rice) to a poor person; the cost of this is around $2 (USD) per day of missed fast. The missed fasts will still need to be made up. 

What is Kaffarah? 

Kaffarah is the compensation payable if one deliberately misses or breaks a fast in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason. The compensation to be given is the feeding of 60 poor people which currently equates to around $120 (USD) for each day of fast which is intentionally missed or broken. The missed fasts will still need to be made up. 

What is Zakat? 

Zakat mentioned throughout the Quran at times refers to the mandatory annual giving, and at other times charitable giving from your wealth and income.

The Zahra Foundation is authorized to disburse Zakaat throughout the world to people in need.