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You need to pay fidyah because you can't fast due to health problems? In your case paying fidyah isn't obligatory, but if you still want to do so, it's 750 grams of food per poor muslim person for each day.

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6 hours ago, MuslimahAK said:

Bismillah ir arahman ir Rahim

Salamu Alaikum!

I need to pay fidyah due to health problems. As a Sunni, it came to 33 pounds. and I'm wondering if the estimate is different in Shi'a rules?

Shukran.

Alaikis Salaam sister, 

We generally stick to a mujtahid (high ranking scholar) in the matter of fiqh. Here is a similar question from Ayatullah Sistani's website. 

Question: What is the Islamic ruling about someone who is suffering from a disease? How should he go about fasting?

Answer: He who fears for himself of falling ill as a result of fasting is not required to fast. Nor is he who believes that fasting would worsen his poor state of health in any way, be it hampering his recovery or increasing his pain. This should, however, be commensurate with what is generally accepted in these circumstances. If he fears that fasting might be harmful to him, it is permissible to break his fast. And if his illness continues until the next Ramadhan, Qadha is not obligatory but he should give 750 grams of food (wheat, flour or bread or any kind of food) for each day to poor Shiites. If he recovers within the same year, only Qadha is obligatory on him and he will not have to pay kaffara.
As for a patient whose health is not affected by fasting, he must fast and his fasting is in order.

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4 hours ago, Ozzy said:

Why not? وعلى الذين يطيقونه فدية طعام مسكين

She cannot fast ever due to health reasons, and according to Imam al-Khamenei one doesn't need to pay fidyah if they have a legitimate excuse for not fasting.

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42 minutes ago, MuslimahAK said:

So if I were to pay fidya, but there are no poor Shiites that I know of, can I just make it up to anyone who is poor. Like helping hungry children and such?

They don't have to be shia.

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