Some facts about fidyah
Fidyah is given to poor Shia Muslims.
Fidyah is one mudd (approximately 750 grams) of any staple food such as wheat, barley, or bread.
Fidyah for multiple days can be given to one person.
It is permissible to give fidyah payments to an agent/representative (wakil), such as a trusted charity, who will buy the required food and distribute it on the person’s behalf.
When must fidyah be given?
Fidyah does not need to be given straight away, but neither should it be delayed negligently. And the recommended precaution is to give it promptly.
If one has missed any days of fasting during the month of Ramadan in the previous year, it is a religious recommendation to make up those fasts before the next Ramadan.
Please note that the above rules are only an overview of the rulings on fidyahaccording to His Eminence al-Sayyid al-Sistani (may Allah protect him). For more information, please see Islamic Laws.
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