According to Madhhab:
1. A family member passed away a few years ago and Fidyah of the missed fasts was not discharged.
Is it permissible to discharge the Fidyah by giving foodstuff from the shop, eg. tin foods, biscuits, cakes or any other item from the shop, eg. washing powder?
2. When calculating the amount do i consider the day the fast/Salaat was missed or the day of demise or the day i am discharging the Fidyah?
1.Yes, it will be permissible to discharge Fidya by giving the mentioned items, however if a person is giving wheat then the amount to be given will not be determined by value, rather it will be necessary to give 1.63kg and in the case of barely, dates or raisins 3.27kg will have to be given.
2. With regards to the amount necessary to discharge, consideration will be given to the day the Fidya is being discharged.
AND ALLAH TAÁALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST
ANSWERED BY: Abdullah Bin Riyaadh
CHECKED AND APPROVED BY: Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
Islamic Date:15 Muharram 1440
English Date: 25 September 2018