Desirability of fasting or feeding the needy as Kaffarah
which is preferable: Offering Sawm (fast) or feeding needy people if the expiator has a lot of money?
As for the Kaffarah (expiation) of Zhihar (a man likening his wife to an unmarriageable relative) and sexual intercourse during daytime in Ramadan, it should be observed in the following order (1) freeing a believing bondsman, (2) fasting for two consecutive months if the expiator cannot fulfill the first ordinance, or (3) feeding sixty needy persons if he or she cannot fast. Regarding the Kaffarah of an oath, the person who breaks the oath is to be given the choice to feed ten needy persons, clothe them, or to free a bondsman. However, there is no proof for giving precedence to any act over the other. (Part No. 21; Page No. 331) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.