Fidya [Penalty] for Infraction

If a pilgrim knowingly, wilfully, and needlessly does a forbidden thing under Ihram, he has sinned and he pays a Fidya [penalty].

However, if a pilgrim does a forbidden thing under Ihram out of need, he has not sinned but he must pay a Fidya [penalty].

In each case, the Fidya consists of any one of the followings:

  • Sacrificing a lamb; or
  • Feeding six [6] indigent people with half [½] Sa’in each; or
  • Fasting for three [3] days