Can one give money instead of food in kaffarah.
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thankyou very much for responding but I actually did not get the answer ie if one can give money instead of food to the needy?please reply.
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Can one give money instead of food in kaffarah
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 184:
184 (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free will it is better for him and it is better for you that ye fast if ye only knew.
Whenever the Command for atonement is the feeding of an indigent, the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that it is best to follow the letter of the Law and actually feed one who is indigent.
There is however absolutely no harm if one has access to a person or an organization who accepts payments for fidya and they feed the indigent on behalf of the person performing the atonement.
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