What is Fitra/ Zakat Al Fitr
Fitra or Zakat Al Fitr is an obligatory charity that is distributed at the end of the Fast of Ramadan.
It is obligatory for every Muslim, to be paid on their own behalf and on behalf of their dependents (Wife, children, etc), if they have the means to do so.
It is obligatory for each Muslim to give Zakat-al Fitr before Eid Salah (Festival prayers). Charity is generally given in the form of food, but Islamic scholars have agreed that a cash equivalent is also acceptable.
For Muslims, Zakat-al-Fitr gets two key benefits:
- It aids the poor who may not have been capable to participate in the Eid festivities
- It offers the one who has fasted with a chance to purify any mistakes made during the month of Ramadan.
“The Prophet ﷺ enjoined the Zakah of Ramadan on everyone, young and old, free and slave, male and female, a Sa’a of dates or a Sa’a of barley.” (Sahih)”
A Sa’a is a means of calculation at the time of the Prophet ﷺ and one Sa’a is equivalent to 3.28 litres, or approximately 2.73 kgs of rice, 2.8kg of wheat, 2.7kg of dates, or 2.4kgs of barley.
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