Missed Salaah and fasts of the deceased

Q: Kindly advise on the missed salaah/fasts etc for a deceased person. Also Haj-e-badal and zakaat due.


A: If the deceased did not make a bequest, then money cannot be spent from the estate. However, if the heirs wilfully wish to spend from their own respective shares on behalf of the mayyit’s missed Salaah, fast, or Hajj, they may do so. In this case the amount of sadaqatul fitr (fidyah) should be given to a poor Muslim for each missed Salaah or fast.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)