Fidyah for missed Salaat

Category: 

Inheritance

According to Madhhab: 

Hanafi

Reference: 

1440-330

Question: 

The deceased missed a few Salaat during his illness. How much must be paid for one missed Salaat? 

Answer: 
The Shar’ie ruling with regards to Fidya is that If the deceased did not make a bequest of Fidyah to be paid for her missed Salaah, it is not incumbent upon the heirs to pay for these liabilities from the estate. Yes, if the heirs (provided they are all Baaligh) mutually agree to pay the Fidyah on her behalf from the estate or volunteer to do so from their own wealth, it will be permissible and it is hoped that it will be accepted by Allah Ta'aala and Insha-Allah compensate for the deceased’s missed Salaah. The Fidya for each Salaah is the same amount as Sadaqatul-Fitr [half a Saa’a (1.59kg) of wheat or money equal to it] (kindly contact the Jamiatul-Ulama for the current price) multiplied by six (i.e. 5 Fardh & 1 Witr – for each day). (Shaami Vol. 2 Pg. 285)

AND ALLAH TA'AALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST
ANSWERED BY: Abdullah Badat
CHECKED AND APPROVED BY:  Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B. 
Islamic Date:7 Jumaadal Ukhra 1440 - English Date: 13th February 2019

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