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Summarized Rulings Regarding Zakaah al-Fitr

 zakaah al-fitir

This is for our Muslim readers who is so worried about Zakaah al-Fitir, we have put together Summarized Rulings Regarding Zakaah al-Fitr。
But before that, lets look at what Zakaah is all about


Zakat al-Fitr is sometimes referred to as Sadaqah al-Fitr. In both cases, it means “the charity for breaking the fast.” This is because it is paid at the end of Ramadan,
when the season of fasting has come to a close.

 So below are my Summarized Rulings Regarding Zakaah al-Fitr.

NOTE: These Rulings are inform of questions and answer!

1 What is the ruling regarding Sadaqah al-Fitr?

Ibn Baaz said:
Zakaah al-Fitr is mandatory upon every Muslim, young or old, male or female, free or enslaved
(al-Fataawaa 14/197).

2 With what is the Zakaah al-Fitr given?

Ibn Baaz said:
A Saa’ (four handfuls) of food, dates, barely, raisins, and cheese; and according to the most correct opinion of the scholars, what is also included with these types is anything that the people nourish themselves with in their countries like rice, maze, millet and anything similar to these.

3 What is the measure for Zakaah al-Fitr?

Ibn Baaz said:
What is mandatory for this is one Saa’ from the food of the country and its measurement is with Kilos—approximately three Kilos
(al-Fataawaa 14-203).

4 When is the time for giving Zakaah al-Fitr?

Ibn Baaz said:
It is given on the days of the 28th, 29th, and 30th as well as the night of ‘Eed. It is also given in the morning of ‘Eed before the Prayer
(al-Fataawaa 14/32-33).

5 What is the reason for giving Zakaah al-Fitr?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
To show gratitude for the blessings of Allaah upon the servant regarding the breaking of the fast of Ramadaan and its completion
(al-Fataawaa 18/257).

6 Who is Zakaah al-Fitr given to?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
It is not to be given except to the poor
(al-Fataawaa 18/259).

7 What is the ruling on entrusting children or other than them with giving Zakaah al-Fitr on a person’s behalf?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
It is permissible for a person to authorize his children to give Zakaah al-Fitr on his behalf at its time even if he is in another country at the time for work
(al-Fataawaa 18/262).

8 Is it permissible for the poor to authorize someone else to take the Zakaah al-Fitr for him?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
It is permissible
(al-Fataawaa 18/268).

9 Is there a specific statement that should be made when giving Zakaah al-Fitr?

We do not know of any specific Du’aa (Supplication) that is said at the time of giving it
(al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah 9/387).

10 Is it permissible to give Zakaah al-Fitr in its worth (in money)?

Ibn Baaz said:
It is not permissible to give its worth (with cash) according to the opinion of many scholars due to its opposition to the direct statement of the Prophet— ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ —and his companions— ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻬﻢ
(al-Fataawaa 14/32).

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
Giving it in cash will not suffice, because it has been prescribed to be given in food
(al-Fataawaa 18/265).

11 Is it permissible to give Zakaah al-Fitr in a country different from the one its giver is in?

Ibn Baaz said:
The Sunnah is to distribute it amongst the poor in the country of the one giving it and to not give it in cash in a different country so that he can enrich the poor from his country and satisfy their need
(al-Fataawaa 14/213).

12 Where is Zakaah al-Fitr given?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
Zakaah al-Fitr is dispensed in the land that you are in upon breaking the fast [of Ramadaan] even if it is far from your country.

13 Is Zakaah al-Fitr given for a fetus?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
It is not given on the fetus’s behalf due to it being obligatory; rather it is given because it is highly recommended
(al-Fataawa 18/263).

14 Is it permissible to give Zakaah al-Fitr to Non-Muslim workers?

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
It is not permissible to give it to other than the poor from the Muslims
(al-Fataawaa 18/285).

15 Is the Zakaah al-Fitr for a single person given to just one individual or can it be dispersed amongst several people?

It is permissible to give the Zakaah al-Fitr for a single person to an individual just as it permissible to distribute it amongst a number of people
(al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah 9/377).

16 What is the ruling on the one who accepts Zakaah al-Fitr and then sells it?

If the one who took it was deserving of it, it is permissible for him to sell it upon receiving it
(al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah 9/380).

17 Delaying the giving of the Zakaah al-Fitr to after ‘Eid without an excuse.

Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
Delaying it until after the Salaah is Haraam (impermissible) and it will not suffice
(al-Fataawaa 18/266).

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