What is Kaffarah?

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

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