ZAKAAT AL-FITR EXPLAINED BismilLah.

Scholars have explained based on the Qur’an and Sunnah of our beloved Messenger of ALLAH sallallahu alaihi wasallam that the amount of Zakaatul Fitir is the same for everyone regardless of their different income brackets.

The minimum amount is one Sa` (two handfuls) of food such as grain or dried fruit for each member of the family. This calculation is based on Ibn `Umar’s report that the Prophet (peace be upon him) made Zakah al-Fitr compulsory and payable by a Sa` of dried dates or a Sa` of barley. The Sahabi, Abu Sa`id al-Khudri said, “In the Prophet’s time, we used to give it (Zakah al-Fitr) as a Sa` of food, dried dates, barley, raisins or dried cheese”. [Collected by Imam al-Bukhari – Arabic/English vol. 2, p. 340, no. 582 ]. You can also use Rice, Maize, wheat etc.

The father is responsible to give on behalf of his wife and children but as soon as you become adult and have the means then you give for yourself and you can even support your parents to give on behalf of his wife and other children.

If base on geographical location such as those of us abroad, you cannot arrange food you can offer some money but it should be enough to cater for at least a days meal and such money can be given to the poor or any charitable organizations who are donating to the needy or orphanage support associations etc.

We ask ALLAH to aid us to be able to help those in need so that as we fix others ofย  their dunya suffering, ALLAH will fix our Aakhira suffering in shaa ALLAH. May ALLAH accept it from us all Aameen.