I have 2 very related questions about the following part of the Quran, which is why I am posting them as 1 quection with 2 parts:
http://quran.com/2/184 [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.
What exactly does that bold part mean interms of the following:
What happens if the person who can't fast doesn't have enough money to feed the poor?
Is there a predefined amount a meal should cost? For example, the country I am in has meals which will fill your stomach which are as cheap as $0.90USD all the way upto $580USD. Where both the $0.90USD meal and the $580USD meals will fill you up.
So if a person is unable to fast for 30 days each year, must he pay the ransom of 0.90USD * 30 days = 27USD. Or must he pay $580USD * 30 days = 17,400USD?
Sunni view preferred. If anyone knows the Sunni > Hanafi > Deobandi view specifically, then that would be even better.