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What is Sadakatul Fitr?

What is Sadakatul Fitr?

Fitrana, sometimes referred to as Eid Fitrana or Sadaqatul Fitr, is a charitable donation that must be given before the Eid al Fitr prayer. Therefore it must be given before the end of the month of Ramadan.

Is Zakat Al Fitr the same as zakat?

This money is then given to those in need (the poor and needy, debtors, travellers and so on) before commencing Eid al-Fitr Salah (Eid al-Fitr prayer). There are many terms for Zakat-ul-Fitr, such as Fitrana and Sadaqat ul-Fitr; which are all the same form of Zakat.

When do you get Zakat al-Fitr and Fitr?

Zakat al-Mal (commonly called “Zakat“) is due when a person’s wealth reaches the nisab amount and can be paid anytime during the year. Zakat al-Fitr is paid by the head of the household for each member of the family, before Eid al-Fitr prayer. Zakat al-Fitr is about the price of one meal — estimated at $10in 2017.

What did Muslims use to give as Zakat ul Fitr?

We used to give one Sa’ of barley as Sadaqatul-Fitr (per head). We used to give one Sa’ of meal or one Sa’ of barley or one Sa’ of dates, or one Sa’ of cottage cheese or one Sa’ of Raisins (dried grapes) as Zakat-ul-Fitr. The Prophet ordered (Muslims) to give one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr.

Why is it called Sadaqat ul Fitr and not Fitr?

Indeed, some Muslim organizations have gone so far as to call it Sadaqat-ul-Fitr. In different geographical locations, it may also be known by the terms Fitrah, and Fitrana. People do this to differentiate it from the third pillar of Islam, the obligation of paying Zakat.

What foods are allowed on saqadat ul Fitr?

Various Hadith also mention what exactly was recommended to give as Saqadat-ul-Fitr. The items mentioned range from dates, barley, cottage cheese, dried raisins, wheat, dried yogurt, and more. Essentially, it is acceptable to give the same amount of any form of local staple food, for example, rice.