Paying fidya before the month of Ramadhaan

Q: Is it permissible to pay fidya before Ramadhaan?

When paying Fidya, can the full amount be paid at the beginning of Ramadhaan or must it be paid at the end of Ramadhaan?

A: Fidya cannot be paid before the month of fasting commences. After the month commences, the one who is unable to fast may give the fidya for each day separately or for two or more fasts together. If one wishes, one may give the fidya for the whole month together.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)