Permissibility of paying the price of food instead of feeding the needy as Kaffarh for involuntary manslaughter
Q 1: Is it permissible to pay
the Kaffarah (expiation) of accidental killing
in the form of food to sixty needy people according to what one can afford, or should it all be paid at the same time?
Kaffarah for accidental killing does not include feeding, because Allah (Exalted be He) only states two things for this sort of Kaffarah: emancipating a believing slave, or observing Sawm for two consecutive months for those who cannot do the former. (Part No. 21; Page No. 276) Allah (Exalted be He) says,
And whoso finds this (the penance of freeing a slave) beyond his means, he must fast for two consecutive months
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.