For deceased individuals, check the other sections to see what category best applies to their situation (illness, old age, negligence, etc) and note what kind of obligation was required.
You may then pay the fidya/kaffara (if applicable).
You may also complete their qaza fasts on their behalf yourself, or you may pay someone to do so.
How much is Fidya or Kaffara?
Fidya is 750 grams of rice, flour, or any staple good, per day of missed fasts, to be given to needy Shi’a Muslims. It’s recommended to double it to 1.5kg. Kaffara is 750 grams of rice, flour, or any staple good, per day of missed fasts, to be given to 60 needy Shi’a Muslims. This is equal to 45kg per day. Note that the recipient must receive fidya and kaffarah in the form of rice, flour, or staple good; not cash. As a result, donation rates will vary by region and organization.
Visit al-m.ca/donate to view our rates, and to fulfill your qaza, fidya or kaffarah obligations.
Medicine while Fasting?
Click the relevant box to view permissible and impermissible medication intake methods during fasting.
No, there is no kaffarah for missing fasts because of travelling; it is only wajib upon them to do the qaza after the month of Ramadhan. Remember that travelling is not haram in Ramadhan and so there is no question of kaffarah.
If you travel after the zuhr time, then that day’s fast is okay.
Once you reach the new place which is now your new home, then you can also fast for the remaining days of Ramadhan.
However, if you travel before the zuhr time, then your fast of that day will not be valid unless you reach the other city before it is zuhr time. But if you reach the new city after zuhr, then your fast of that day is not valid.
Because you left after Zuhr time, the fast of that day will be valid
However, your journey and the 10 consecutive days is now broken, even if you return before Fajr the next day. Therefore you will not be fasting after that day. When you are staying in a foreign city, leaving the city boundaries immediately breaks the 10 day count.
If you travel after zuhr, then your day’s fast is valid. If you decided to stay there overnight and return the next day before zuhr, then the next day’s fast is also valid as long as you did not eat or drink anything while you were out of town since Fajr.
If you consider their home as your home then you keep your fast. If that’s the case, it also depends when you leave/arrive. You can use the tool at the top of the page al-m.ca/travel to determine that.
If you don’t consider it your home, then you wouldn’t keep your fast.
Visit al-m.ca/travel for more useful tools regarding travel rulings, including: – Interactive Toronto map which determines if you’re a Musafir when leaving town – Qibla direction & prayer time on your specific plane flight – Qibla direction from any location in the world – Qasr Salat explained – Informative & easy-to-understand videos explaining rulings