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Zakat al-Fitr

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ZAKAAT AL-FITR

Narrated Abu Stated Al-Khudri (رضي الله عنه) : Within the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle, we used to provide one Sa’ of meals (edible issues) as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (to the poor). Our meals was both of barley, raisins (dried grapes), cottage cheese or dates. (zakaat al fitr)
[Narrated by SAHIH AL-BUKHARI: 1510]

 IS ZAKAT AL-FITR THE SAME AS ZAKAH?

No, they’re totally different. Zakat al-Fitr have to be given earlier than the Eid Prayer and Zakah will be given at any time within the 12 months. Zakat al-Fitr is fard on all whereas Zakah isn’t. Solely on those that have as much as a specific amount in belongings and gold and many others. Zakat al-Fitr is given as meals, whereas Zakah is given in gold/cash. Zakat al-Fitr is a set quantity for everybody, whereas the quantity of Zakah paid varies individual to individual. To conclude, they aren’t the identical factor.

The aim of Zakat Al-Fitr :

Ibn ‘Abbaas stated: “The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ obligated Zakaat Al-Fitr as a purity for the fasting individual from indecent act or speech and for the aim of offering meals for the needy.”(Abu Daawood (1609); Al-Albaani calssified it as sound (Hasan)

Zakat Al-Fitr additionally gives the poor with means with which they will rejoice the pageant of breaking the quick (`Eid Al-Fitr) together with the remainder of the Muslims.

It isn’t permissible to pay Zakatul-Fitr in money:

Money within the type of Dirham and Deenaar had been in use through the lifetime of the Prophet ﷺ, but he instructed that Zakaatul-Fitr be paid within the type of staple meals (dates, raisins, barley, rice and many others.)

Imaam Maalik رضي الله عنه stated:

“It isn’t permissible for an individual to interchange Zakaatul-Fitr and supply its worth in money, as this was not how the Prophet ﷺ had instructed.”

HOW MUCH ZAKAT AL-FITR SHOULD EVERY MUSLIM GIVE?

In al-Saheehayn it’s narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (رضي الله عنه) stated: On the time of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) we used to provide one saa’ of meals, or one saa’ of dates, or one saa’ of barley, or one saa’ of raisins.
One Saa’ = 3 kilograms

Narrated Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه stated:

“Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ has made Sadaqat-ul-Fitr compulsory, (and it was), both one Saa’* of barley or one Saa’ of dates (and its fee was compulsory) on younger and outdated individuals, and on free males in addition to on slaves.”

[ Saheehain ]

*Saa’ = 3 kgs approx.

THE MEASUREMENT OF A SA’A FOR THE ZAKAAT AL-FITR IN KILOGRAMS

SHYAKH ‘ABDUL ‘AZEEZ IBN BAAZ :

A Sa’a in in the present day’s measurement is roughly two kilograms and two thirds, as a result of there are 5 artaal to a sa’a of the Prophet jugsiesils which is [a measurement] of two full handfuls of a medium sized individual, multiplied by 4, as is talked about within the encyclopedia and different locations.

Due to this fact, if a medium sized individual fills his two fingers utterly, this quantities to a mud, and if that is multiplied by 4, it equals a Sa’a, which is slightly below three kilograms.

In consequence, if a person offers three kilograms [of food] he safeguards himself and has additionally given a sa’a for zakaat al Fitr.

WHEN DO WE NEED TO GIVE IT?

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) commanded that it’s given earlier than the individuals went out to the (Eid) prayer. it isn’t permissible to delay it till after the Eid prayer. The companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) used to provide it one or two days earlier than Eid.

WHO CAN I GIVE ZAKAT AL-FITR TO?

The poor and needy individuals.

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