Fidya, Fitrana, and Kaffarah Rates for Ramadan 2024 in Pakistan

Fidya, Fitrana, and Kaffarah Rates for Ramadan 2024 in Pakistan

Muslims in Pakistan observing Ramadan 2024 should be aware of the established rates for Fidya, Fitrana, and Kaffarah, as announced by prominent religious figure Mufti Muneebur Rehman.

Understanding Fidya:

  • What is Fidya? Fidya is a form of compensation paid by Muslims who are unable to complete their Ramadan fasts due to valid reasons such as illness, travel, or pregnancy.
  • Fidya Rates: This year, the Fidya amount varies depending on the chosen staple food:
    • Wheat: Rs. 300 per missed fast (Rs. 9,000 for 30 fasts)
    • Barley: Rs. 600 per missed fast (Rs. 18,000 for 30 fasts)
    • Dates: Rs. 2,400 per missed fast (Rs. 72,000 for 30 fasts)
    • Raisins: Rs. 4,400 per missed fast (Rs. 132,000 for 30 fasts)

Important Note: Affluent individuals are encouraged to contribute amounts exceeding the established rates.

Fitrana for Eid al-Fitr:

  • What is Fitrana? Fitrana is a compulsory charity given to the underprivileged before Eid al-Fitr.
  • Fitrana Rates: The Fitrana amount aligns with the Fidya rates mentioned above:
    • Wheat: Rs. 300 per person
    • Barley: Rs. 600 per person
    • Dates: Rs. 2,400 per person
    • Raisins: Rs. 4,400 per person

Kaffarah for Breaking Fast Unintentionally:

  • What is Kaffarah? Kaffarah is a penance meant for those who unintentionally break their Ramadan fast.
  • Kaffarah Requirements: As per Islamic guidelines, Kaffarah involves providing two meals to 60 deserving individuals.

Kaffarah Expenses:

  • Wheat: Rs. 18,000 for 2 kg of wheat flour
  • Barley: Rs. 36,000 for 4 kg of barley
  • Dates: Rs. 144,000 for 4 kg of dates
  • Raisins: Rs. 264,000 for 4 kg of raisins

Key Takeaways:

  • This information serves as a guideline for fulfilling religious obligations during Ramadan.
  • Muslims with specific needs or questions should consult with qualified religious scholars for further guidance.
  • Fulfilling these obligations allows Muslims to actively contribute to their community’s well-being during the holy month.