Kaffarah is a charitable compensation made by Muslims for intentionally breaking any fasts during the holy month of Ramadan, without a valid reason.
How much is Kaffarah for Ramadan 2023?
To atone for the intentionally broken fast, you must fast continuously for 60 days. However, if you are unable to do that, then you have to feed 60 poor people at a rate of $17 per person.
$17 is the amount set by ANIC for 2023.
Kaffarah for breaking a promise in Islam
Paying a kaffarah is also necessary for breaking a promise/oath. Therefore, for redemption of a broken oath, you must ask Allah for forgiveness, and pay the amount equivalent to feeding 10 people at a rate of $17 per person. As a result, this amounts to $170 for each broken promise.
What is the difference between Kaffarah and Fidya?
If you deliberately break a fast without a valid reason, you must pay Kaffarah. However, fidya (fidyah) is only paid if you miss a fast but have a valid reason to do so and are unable to make up the fast at any other time in the future. The amount paid for each missed fast is the equivalent of feeding 60 people. However, when paying fidya, the payment for each missed fast is equivalent to feeding one person.
What is Kaffarah in Islam?
It must be paid for fasts deliberately broken in Ramadan.
When to pay Kaffarah?
It can be paid at any time throughout the year. You must pay if you have knowingly broken any fasts during the holy month of Ramadan unnecessarily.
Fasting during Ramadan is an obligation on all able Muslims and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Therefore, Muslims must pay a compensation when missing this fundamental aspect of Islam. Charity, as well as compulsory payments like these, emphasise just what an important aspect of Islam the holy month of Ramadan is.