Kaffara for broken fast


salam alaikum Sidi Shaykh Senad,

I am seeing differing opinions on the amount of kaffara for intentionally broken fasts.
Majority seem to say $600 per fast, based on one meal for 60 people @ $10/meal.
But I saw some Hanafi fiqh answer saying you must feed 2 meals per day
to 60 people.

Which is correct?


As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

This is a Hanafi position:

If one is genuinely unable to perform the sixty consecutive fasts based on reasonable surety, then one must either:

a. feed the same sixty, poor people to their fill for two meals, or
b. feed one poor person to his fill for two meals a day for sixty days, or
c. give sixty poor people half a sa’* of wheat (or similar food grains) or its monetary value, or
d. give sixty poor people a sa’* of dates (or similar food grains) or its monetary value, or
e. give one poor person either c or d for sixty days.

Thera are some fatwas that allow you to pay according to your material status. Like when paying Sadaqatul-Fitr, there are three categories: $10, $15, or $20 a day.

Dr. Senad Agic, Imam
SABAH – Chicago
9920 Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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