Is it permisible to keep a wajib itikaf for someone else who owed a wajib itikaf because they broke their sunnaat itikaf in Ramadan?
Or should one give fidya instead? What is the fidya for a missed wajib itikaf?
It will not be permissible to observe E'tikaf on behalf of another person. However, you may gift the reward of your own Nafl E'tikaf to another person which is called Isaal-e Thawab.
Although there is no predetrmined amount of Fidya for having missed a Wajib E'tikaf but one may donate a reasonable amount on behalf of the deceased and the reward will reach him/her Insha'Allah.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America