Will you give information about the qada of skipped fasting and giving fidyah for skipped fasting?

The Details of the Question

- I missed fasting for two hundred and fifty days though I was not ill. Do I have to give fidyah for all those days or do I have to fast one day for each day I missed?
- If it is permissible to give fidyah, how can I calculate the amount?
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What is the amount for one day (two meals a day)?  

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

A person who can perform fasting cannot be relieved of the responsibility of fasting by giving fidyah; he has to perform fasting for each day that he has not performed fasting in Ramadan. A Muslim who is too old to perform fasting gives fidyah for each day that he has not performed fasting. This money replaces fasting.

The amount of fidyah is the same as the amount of fitrah.

The fidyah (ransom) about fasting was determined by a verse:

"(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent..." (al-Baqara, 2/184).

As it is understood from the clear expression of the verse, fidyah for fasting is paid due to an excuse like illness and old age when it is impossible to perform fasting even after Ramadan.

If a person gives fidyah but gets well enough to perform fasting afterwards, he has to perform fasting for the days he has missed even if he has given fidyah. In that case, if such a person dies before performing fasting, he has to tell his inheritors to pay fidyah for him. If he dies before getting well enough to perform fasting, the fidyah he has given is enough; he does not have to tell his inheritors to pay fidyah for him.

Accordingly, every day of the fasting that was missed has to be performed as qada for each day. In addition, it is necessary to repent and ask for forgiveness due to not performing a fard deed on time without any excuse

If a person cannot fast for the days he skipped due to an excuse like an illness or old age, he has to give fidyah for each day he missed.  

The amount of fidyah is the same as the amount of fitrah determined for that year.

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