I got more than a couple of questions on what fidya means,so here it is and the general rule on delaying fidyah/Ramadhaan till the next one meets you!
We will be cooking and sharing to the poor on Monday or Thursday(trying to take benefits from getting rewards from people who fasts). If you want to make your fidyah, please contact Shariifah on 08023637802, latest tomorrow Friday 5th.
“Fidya” is a donation type within the Islamic tradition paid by individuals who cannot fulfill the obligation of fasting due to illness or old age. Fidya payments are meant to feed a miskeen (person in need) for each of the fasting days missed.
According to the majority of scholars, it is not permissible to delay making up missed Ramadaan fasts until the next Ramadaan comes without an excuse, and that doing so incurs sin, because of this hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah. If a person delays that then he must offer the fidyah: feeding one poor person for each day, because of the report narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas, Ibn ‘Umar and Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with them) who said concerning the one who has to make up a missed fast but does not do so until the next Ramadaan comes: “He must make it up and feed one poor person for each day.” This fidyah is for delaying it. It is permissible to offer the food before making up the fast, at the same time or afterwards (ends quote).