Fatwa: # 15403
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Australia
Date: 19th July 2007

Title

Is there any Kaffarah for a deceased?

Question

I want to know whether there is any kaffarah for missing salat by a deceased person owing to his/her sickness till his/her death. If there is any what is the rate or price of that kaffarah in kind or in cash.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

 

If the mayyit was incapacitated to the extent that he/she could not perform the salaah by way of Ishaarah (performing the postures of Salaah through signs/movements of the head), fidyah will not be necessary. Fidyah will only become necessary if the mayyit had missed salaah that he/she was in the position to perform salaah even through Isharaah (head movements)- (Tahtaawi Page 464/5)

The amount may be given in cash or kind.


 

And Allah knows best

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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