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


Is there any Kaffarah for a deceased?


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.


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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