What is fidyah?
When a person cannot fast in Ramadan, and they are unable to make-up their fast later due to old age or an illness from which there is no hope of recovery, fidyah is given as compensation. This means the person should feed one poor person a day for each fast that is missed.
What is the rate of fidyah?
The rate of fidyah may vary from one year to the next depending on the cost of food prices. ITI calculates the rate of fidyah according to the cost of a meal in the countries and villages where we distribute food. The rate of fidyah for one meal per one person is £4 for every missed fast.
How does ITI distribute fidyah?
ITI distributes fidyah by both:
1. Cooking food and providing it to the poor and needy on your behalf;
2. Distributing food packages to the poor and needy in order that they can cook for themselves (and their families) for up to 30 days
For 30 days of missed fasting, ITI will either provide cooked food to 30 people or provide a food package to one person for 30 days. Each food package consists of provisions that will enable one person and their family to cook food for a month. One food package for each person costs £120 per month.