If in Ramadaan a person is unable to fast because he is elderly or sick with no hope of recovery, then he is not obliged to fast. Instead he should feed one poor person for each day (Fidyah).
Elderly, sick and other individuals who live in poverty and who can’t afford to pay the fidya are not required to do so.
Young and healthy individuals who miss fasts due to travel, sickness or in a women’s case due to pregnancy, should make up the fast once their travel or pregnancy is over or they recovered from sickness. No fidya is required for such cases.
How Unite 4 Humanity Distribute Your Fidyah?
Fidyah cannot be given in cash. Rather it has to be given in the form of uncooked or cooked food. Once we have received your Fidyah, we will in sha Allah organise the distribution of Rice, Wheat or any other form of food depending on the area we choose.
We ask our donors to leave their donations open so that it is easy for our team to allocate the donations where appropriate. Sometimes the worst hit areas aren’t in the news and receive very little donations. The more money we will have in the general donation section, the more we are able to change the lives of these people.