Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana): Unveiling the Spiritual Essence and Social Impact

A Comprehensive Guide to the Meaning, Significance, and Practices of Zakat ul Fitr in Islamic Tradition” Zakat ul Fitr (also known as Fitrana) is an offering of food to charity that is required before Eid prayer, before the month’s end of Ramadan, to show the love of Allah.

Zakat is obligatory for all self-supporting adults Muslim who eats that is more than they need on behalf of their family members and themselves.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be happy with his report) said:

Allah (peace be upon him) was the Messenger. Allah (peace be on his name) has decreed Zakat to be ul Fitr [Fitrana] to cleanse the fasting person from inappropriate acts or words and to feed those in need. It is considered Zakat to the person who makes it available before the Eid prayer, but it’s a simple Sadaqah for the person who offers it following the prayer.

Hadith — Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah

The amount is defined in the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a single sale of food. That is, one saa’ would be equal to 4 madd. A madd is a quantity that can be sucked into when putting your hands together.

If we convert this into an amount based on the price of a staple food item such as rice or flour, It is around PS5. So the total amount due to every person will be PS5.

Since Islamic Relief acts as a charity agent, we will receive the money to pay for food in advance, which we use when purchasing the food. This is distributed to people in the world who require it.

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