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Kaffarah

Deliberately breaking a fast for any other reason means that a Muslim must pay Kaffarah to stay holy and righteous in the eyes of Allah (SWT). 

What is Kaffarah?

Kaffarah is a religious obligation to help those in need, Kaffara occurs when a Muslim intentionally misses or breaks a fast. Adult Muslims must fast for 60 days to atone for a broken fast. If you can't fast for 60 days, you must feed one person once a day for two months.

You must pay Kaffarah as compensation if you intentionally miss any fasts during the divinely directed month of Ramadan. Instead of abstaining from eating or drinking for a day, pay your Kaffarah with Global Helping Hands so that your dedication to Islam can now feed sixty people.

Kaffarah is a general term that literally translates to “what is paid to redress an imbalance or to compensate for commissioning a sinful act, i.e. a kind of punishment or penalty” in Arabic.

Kaffarah can be paid for a variety of sins, but during Ramadan, it is a payment made when a Muslim fails to do what he or she should do for their faith in a deliberate and completely avoidable way.

Every able Muslim must abstain from food and drink between the hours of sunrise and sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. The celebration of Eid ul-Fitr brings this to a close.

Each fast missed or intentionally broken requires feeding 60 poor people. A Kaffarah payment costs £180 based on the calculation that one meal costs £3 for one person. This is the price of a single fast being broken.

You must pay Kaffarah as compensation if you intentionally miss any fasts during the divinely directed month of Ramadan. Instead of abstaining from eating or drinking for a day, pay your Kaffarah with Global Helping Hands so that your dedication to Islam can now feed sixty people.

Kaffarah is a general term that literally translates to “what is paid to redress an imbalance or to compensate for commissioning a sinful act, i.e. a kind of punishment or penalty” in Arabic.

Kaffarah can be paid for a variety of sins, but during Ramadan, it is a payment made when a Muslim fails to do what he or she should do for their faith in a deliberate and completely avoidable way.

Every able Muslim must abstain from food and drink between the hours of sunrise and sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. The celebration of Eid ul-Fitr brings this to a close.

Kaffarah Calculator

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

Amount to be paid: £0.00

The amount required to be paid for one missed fast is £180 (60 x £3).

Pay your Kaffarah with Global Helping Hands this Ramadan, and you'll be helping thousands of less fortunate people all over the world enjoy the Holy Month.

Why is it necessary to pay Kaffarah?

The payment of Kaffarah is commanded by Allah (SWT) through the scriptures, which is a simple enough reason. Defiance of this is a sin, and it is the duty of every Muslim to strive to live a sin-free life as much as possible.

Another reason is that in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a special and righteous dictation. It is a time when we are reminded of the importance of charity, generosity, and a giving spirit. It’s that time of the month when we’re reminded that everything we have is a temporary gift from our Creator. As a result, it is only fitting and proper that our retribution come in the form of giving if we fail to obey his commands.

Kaffarah reminds us that we have obligations to Allah (SWT) in the form of submission and obedience, which is the literal meaning of the word Islam, as well as obligations to one another. This enables us to reach the heights of holiness and righteousness that we are commanded to reach.

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