Questions regarding fidya

Question:

Assalsmualaikum w.w.

questions regarding the fidya for those who cannot fast.  questions were: 1. Can you give it in cash all at once. And 2: can you give it in advance. And 3: are those people who are eligible for zakah eligible to receive it? Jazakallah khayran.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

Wa alaykum as salam

The answers to your questions are as follows:
 
1) The fidya for each day of fasting which is missed is 3.5 lbs (1.666 kg) of wheat or its cash value. The fidya for multiple days may be given at once to the same person. 
 
2) only after the month of Ramadan has begun, the fidya for the upcoming days of that respective month may be given. Fidya may not be given for the upcoming days of the month of Ramadan which has not yet begun.
 
3) The fidya maybe given to those who are eligible for receiving zakah.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Taha Abdulkareem

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani