Paying fidya for one's deceased parents if they did not make a bequest


1. My parents passed away when I was a minor. My mother was shot when I was 2 years old and my father was shot when I was 6 years old. Does that make both of them shaheed?

2. I'm unaware of any qadha salaahs or fast if they had any. I was told that my father used to cover up qadha salaahs, I'm not sure if he completed it. What must I do on behalf of them? I would have estimated how many salaahs and fasts they had from the age of their puberty till demise and paid for every salaah and fast but I'm not a wealthy person. I dont know if I should give kafaarah on their behalf for any qadha salaah and fasts and how much I need to pay for them both as I am unaware of the amount of qadha salaahs or fasts for them both. What must I do?


1. Yes, both of your parents are shaheed.

2. Since they did not make a bequest that wealth be paid from one third of their estate for their missed salaah, you do not have to give any wealth as fidya on their behalf for their missed salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)