Kaffarah is a form of compensation for a sin that is committed.
Kaffarah can be paid for many different sins.
Most commonly Kaffarah is paid during Ramadan, and if a Muslim deliberately commits a sin during Ramadan then Kaffarah must be paid.
During Ramadan it is obligatory for all Muslims to fast, to commit a sin or deliberately breaking a fast for any reason that is not legislated means that a Muslim must pay Kaffarah.
The Kaffarah for breaking the fast deliberately is to:
- Free a Muslim locked in the bonds of slavery
- Fast for two consecutive months
- Pay to feed sixty people