What is Qaza?
To make up for a fast missed due to a valid excuse or out of negligence.
What is Fidya?
A compensation to be paid for fasts missed due to valid reasons.
What is Kaffara?
A fine to be paid for fasts missed due to invalid reasons; negligence, knowingly not fulfilling the obligation.
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.