"[Fasting is for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day].” (Qur’an, 2:184)
As we all know, fasting in Ramadan is obligatory. When someone cannot fast (due to sickness, traveling, or menstruation) they should make up the missed fasts if they are able to do so. However, if they will not be able to make up missed fasts (due to old age or chronic illness that is unlikely to improve) they should pay Fidya for someone else to be fed.
That is how mercy Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is.
Regarding how much one needs to spend for Fidya, it depends on the area where you live.
In general, the amount of Fidya that must be paid is in accordance with the number of days when we are unable to fast multiplied by the amount of food we consume daily until we are full.
For example, in Indonesia, if it is calculated with nominal money, if the food we consume in one day is equivalent to IDR 75,000 and we missed 30 days of fasting, then the Fidya we have to spend is IDR 2,250,000. However, this amount must actually be distributed to underprivileged people in the form of staple food.
We totally understand if this seems confusing. For this reason, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) is ready to assist your Fidya payment and distribution. The management of your Fidya will be carried out according to the Shari'a and its distribution will be distributed to those who really need it.
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