• Fidyah

    Fidyah (Arabic: فدية; meaning “expiation”) is a means of compensation for a missed action or a violation of a Hajj or Umrah-related law. It shouldn’t be regarded as a punishment, but a means of rectifying and renewing your commitment to the pilgrimage and the sunnah of Rasulullah ﷺ. Fidyah must be given in Makkah.

    Fidyah is obligatory when you have:

    1. Violated one of the prohibitions of Ihram, such as applying perfume or cutting the hair.
    2. Failed to perform a wajib act of Umrah or Hajj, such as failing to enter into Ihram from the Miqat.
    3. Transgressed the sanctity of the Haram, such as killing an animal within its boundaries.


    There are three categories of penalty, depending on the nature of the transgression:

    1. Badanah – Offering a large sacrificial animal such as a camel or cow (the size of which normally constitutes seven parts).
    2. Damm – Offering a small sacrificial animal such as a sheep or a goat (or the cost of one-seventh of a large animal if sharing).
    3. Sadaqah – Offering charity to the poor and needy.

    How to Arrange Fidyah

    Our team in Makkah will perform Damm for you in the form of a sacrifice (one sheep or goat), or Sadaqah through feeding the needy for any missed legislated actions or violations that occurred during your Hajj or Umrah. The Damm will be performed in Makkah and the meat will be distributed to the poor and needy among the people of Makkah.

    Fidyah Rules and Regulations

    • Fidyah is not to be used intentionally to replace an obligatory rite of Hajj or Umrah.
    • It’s not obligatory to pay the penalty immediately although it should be completed as soon as possible.
    • It must be fulfilled before death.
    • It doesn’t necessarily have to be carried out in the days of Tashreeq (between the 10th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah) if you’re performing Hajj.
    • The animal sacrifice must be performed within the boundaries of the Haram.
    • The animal must be of the correct age and free from any physical defects.
    • Someone else may pay for the Fidyah on your behalf, granted you have given permission.
    • The meat must go to the poor. You cannot eat the meat yourself, nor should it be distributed to the rich.

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    • Asalamoalikum
      I have mistakenly covered my face to avoid snake and sun twice.
      My husband washed hand with soap by mistake.
      My daughter who completed 7 days of periods, Then 8th day had little spotting, had ghusal at air port,, but after umrah which was performed on 9th day of her period had tiniest 2 dots of blood (very small) noticed.
      Want to know what should be penalties / Fidya.
      Anis shah