Can Fidyah be Given to Causes e.g. Building a Well?

Fatwa ID: 03885

Answered by: Maulana Belaal Ahmed

 

Question

Can fidyah for missed salah/fasts be given in causes e.g. building a well?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

The recipients of Fidyah are the same as the recipients of Zakah. Hence, all the conditions related to the discharging of Zakah to Zakah recipients also apply to the recipients of Fidyah, for e.g. the Fidyah amount has to be given to poor and needy Muslims and not non-Muslims.[1]

Keeping all the above in mind, fidyah cannot be given for building a well or for other causes such as building a mosque etc.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Belaal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] Fataawa Mahmoodiya vol 10 pg 178

 

 

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