What is the fidya for salat? and how much?
My mum passed away few weeks back at the age of 75. (Innalillahi wainna ilyahi rajeoon).
During the stage of health we didn't notice her preforming all her salats on time. However, she used to pray Jumma salat and some other salats (Fajr etc.) regularly. May Allah (s.w.t.) forgive her for this or any other short coming.
I have following questions:
Please make dua-e-maghfirah for both my parents who passed away in a very short period of time.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) grant your mother Jannatul Firdaus. Aameen.
1. In principle, if the mayyit (deceased) bequeathed that the Fidya be given from his/her estate, then the heirs are obligated to discharge the Fidya on behalf of the deceased from one third of the estate after burial expenses and paying of debts. However, if the deceased did not make such a bequest, then the heirs are not obligated to give any amount of money as Fidya on behalf of the deceased.
Nevertheless, the Fuqahaa (jurists) have ruled that it is permissible for any of the heirs to discharge the Fidya on behalf of the deceased from their own money.
2. Kindly contact your local Ulama Body for the current Fidya amount. If one cannot ascertain the total amount of Salaahs missed, one should determine a rough estimation of Salaahs missed.
3. You should pay for the five Fardh (obligatory) Salaahs including the Witr Salaah which is Wajib.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.