Does feeding children to pay Kaffarah suffice?

Q: Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: And for him who is unable to do so, he should feed sixty of Miskin (poor). Are children considered among the category of Miskins? What kind of food should I give to them? Is there a certain kind of food? Is it permissible to clothe them instead of feeding them?

A: First, if those who look after children do not have money to spend on them because they are poor, they are considered among the category of the Miskins regarding offering Kaffarah (expiation). Second, the proper food acceptable for Kaffarah is the average food you provide to your own family, that is, dates, barley, maize, rice, or the like. Third, it suffices if one clothes sixty Miskins instead of feeding them. It is also permissible to feed thirty of them and clothe the other thirty.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.