Fidyah And Fasting

If someone does not want to fast in the month of Ramadan (not for health reasons), then can one do that by paying in the form of money or otherwise?

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Paying Fidyah For The Obligations Of A Deceased Parent

I want to ask whether the children of a deceased person can fast on his behalf or pay fidyah for the fast he failed to observe. The deceased did not fast during Ramadan except for a few years in his lifetime. And when he realized he should he was no more able to accomplish that due to severe illness. Now his children want to keep fasts on his behalf or pay the fidyah. Is that possible for them? Will the deceased get the reward and be exonerated from his failure to fulfil this important religious duty?

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Fasting For The Senile

We seek your guidance for the following situation.

My wife, 67 years old, had a coronary by-pass a few years back and now recently has been diagnosed possibility of clot in her legs. Besides she is weak as well.
I have survived colon cancer recently. Our physicians are non-Muslims so we cannot discuss the fasting with them. We intend to skip fasting this year and as compensation send money to Pakistan for giving it to the needy there. Kindly advise what will be the amount for each of us. I am 78 years old.
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Explanation of “alladheena yutiqoona-hu” in Qur’an 2:184

Assalamu alykum brother, Ramadan Kareem. Brother, could you be kind enough to give me a simple explanation of the part (AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ABLE TO FAST, a redemption by feeding a poor man) of the verse Quran 2:184. Which group of people Allah mentioned in that part?

AJ Arberry transliteration: 2:184
for days numbered; and if any of you be sick, or if he be on a journey, then a number of other days; and for those who are able to fast, a redemption by feeding a poor man. Yet better it is for him who volunteers good, and that you should fast is better for you, if you but know.


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