Kaffarah | Kaffara | Expiation for fast of Ramadhaan | كفارة صيام رمضان
£2.00 – £2.90
The legal requirement is to feed a poor and needy Muslim for every day of fasting missed during Ramadhaan, but failed to make-up before the arrival of the following Ramadhaan.
The cooked meal served to a poor and needy Muslim, comprises:
- 1 portion of rice (Bukhari / Mandi / Biryani);
- 1/4 roast chicken (leg and thigh / breast and wing);
- 1 small (handsized) box of dates;
- 1 bottle of mineral water (min. 500ml).
Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 554, Fatwa No.536
Tuhfatul-Ikhwaan bi-Ajwibah Muhimmah tata’allaaq bi-Arkan al-Islaam – Page 177
Shaykh Ibn Baaz was asked: What is the ruling regarding the one who did not make up the missed fasts of Ramadhaan until the arrival of the following Ramadhaan, whilst he did not have a[n Islaamically valid] reason? Is it sufficient for him to repent [to Allaah] in addition to making up [the missed fasts] or is he [also] required to make an expiation (kaffaarah)?
The Shaykh responded: He is required to repent to Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) and make up the [missed] fasts in addition to feeding a poor and needy person for every [missed] day, and that is the amount of half a saa' from the staple diet of the land from dates, wheat, rice or other than them. And the amount is equivalent to one and a half kilograms, and thereafter, nothing further is required of him in making an expiation (kaffaarah). This is how a group of the Companions (radhiyAllaahu ‘anhum), amongst them was Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa), had ruled.
If, however, he was excused due to illness or travel, or if a woman was excused due to pregnancy or breast feeding thereby causing her difficulty in fasting, then nothing is required of them except to make up the [missed] fasts.
 One Saa` is equal to four (4) Mudd, and one (1) Mudd is equal to the amount held by cupping the two hands together. It is a measure by volume not by weight.
Note: Price listed is per day.
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