Kaffarah is a charitable compensation made by Muslims for intentionally breaking any fasts during the holy month of Ramadan, without a valid reason.

 

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How much is Kaffarah for Ramadan 2022?

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 £5 per person (the cost of an average meal in the UK). As a result, this amounts to £300 for each missed/intentionally broken fast.

 

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The amount required to be paid for one missed fast is £300 (60 x £5). Use our calculator to calculate how much you need to pay.

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Calculate how much Kaffarah is due for fasts missed during Ramadan.


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£300 Kaffarah for each missed fast

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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 £5 per person (the cost of an average meal in the UK). As a result, this amounts to £50 for each broken promise.

 

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What is the difference between Kaffarah and Kaffarah for oath?

If you deliberately break a fast without a valid reason, during the month of Ramadan or for breaking a promise/oath, you must paid Kaffarah. Both require a penalty to be paid.

The amount paid for each missed fast is the equivalent of feeding 60 people. Therefore, for each missed/intentionally broken fast you must pay £300.

The amount paid in kaffarah for oath for each broken promise/oath is the equivalent of feeding 10 people. As a result, this amounts to £50 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Kaffarah for breaking fast?

To atone for the intentionally broken fast, a person must fast continuously for 60 days. However, if they are unable to do that, then they have to feed 60 poor people. As a result, this amounts to £300 for each intentionally broken fast (at a rate of £5 per person, which is the cost of an average meal in the UK).

Is Kaffarah compulsory?

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.

How to pay Kaffarah?

It is a donation that must be paid to feed the poor for breaking fasts missed in Ramadan on time. Therefore, you must pay £300 for each deliberately missed fast. Donations can be made online.

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