Paying money as Kaffarah

Q: My father bequeathed to offer ten Kaffarahs (expiations) for broken oaths, how should we offer them? Is it permissible to offer them in terms of money?

A: For each Kaffarah, ten needy people should be fed, clothed or a believing slave should be freed. As for feeding, giving each person half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of wheat, rice or any other common food would suffice, it would also suffice to give ten needy people five Sa`s each for the ten Kaffarahs, but it would not suffice to pay money instead. (Part No. 23; Page No. 35) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.