Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
I am a female who has to pay off fidya for fasts I didnt make up in time for the next Ramadan. I don’t have a job and don’t really have my own money, except for random babysitting jobs and Eid money, which I use to pay for Islamic conferences and lectures, I dont spend much money on myself. Do I have pay the fidya or can my father pay it for me? If I was married, can my husband pay it for me?
Also, what is the ruling for fasts in Ramadan broken by masturbation? Does the person have to fast for 60 consecutive days and/or just pay it off as if it were sexual intercourse? I am pretty confused.
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
I pray that you are well, and in the best of health and spirits. May Allah grant you all good in this life and the next.
In the Hanafi school, there is no fidya for delayed making up of missed fasts. Rather, one simply makes up the missed fasts themselves–and it is recommended to hasten to do so. [ Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ]
As for fasts invalidated due to masturbation:
(1) They require sincere repentance;
(2) One must make up the invalidated fast. However, there is no expiation (kaffara) for such fasts.
And Allah alone gives success.