Ramadan 2023: How much fidya you need to pay for skipping a fast?

07:20 PM | 7 Apr, 2023
Ramadan 2023: How much fidya you need to pay for skipping a fast?

LAHORE – Muslims across the globe, including, Pakistan are observing Ramadan with reverence as fasting during this month is an obligation on all able Muslims.

As some of people have to miss fasts during the holy month due to health or other issues, Islam has a compensation system in this regard. They have to pay a certain amount or “Fidya” on skipping a fast to someone else to be fed.

Prominent religious scholar Mufti Muneeb-ur- Rehman has announced the minimum amount of Fidya for a fast for this year and that is Rs320. He said a person who is unable to fast during this month and afterwards should pay Rs9,600 in proportionate to flour price as Fidya for missing all the fasts of Ramadan.

Affluent can pay Rs14,400 for barley, Rs 84,000 for dates, Rs192,000 for raisin first class and Rs144,000 for second-class raisin as compensation, he said.

Similarly, Kaffarah, which is paid for breaking a fast without a valid reason, for 30 fasts in wheat would be Rs19,200, for wheat Rs28,800, for barley, Rs168,000 dates, Rs384,000 raisin first class and Rs2,88,000 for second class raisin.

Kaffarah in wheat would be Rs3,200, barley Rs4,800, dates Rs28,000, raisin Rs64,000 first class and Rs48,000 for second class raisin.

Muslims are obligated to make this mandatory charity tribute during the holy month of Ramadan.

According to Mufti Muneeb, the cost for Fitrana is calculated at Rs320 per person based on the market price of 2.25 kg of flour. If a believer wishes to pay fitrana equivalent to the cost of dates and barley, they must do so for a minimum of Rs480 and Rs2,800 per person, respectively.

According to this, a devoted individual who wishes to pay fitrana at the rate of raisins should do so by paying Rs6,400 per head for first-class dates and Rs4,800 per person for second-class dates. Before the Eid prayers, a Muslim who has more food than he needs must pay Sadqa-e-Fitr.

If a person is the primary provider for his family, he should additionally pay Sadqa-e-Fitr for his wife, children, dependent relatives, and slaves.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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