Sadaqat-ul-Fitr for Ramadan 1441AH (2020)
Sadaqat-ul-Fitr was introduced in the 2nd year of Hijrah along with Fasting. In the Hanafi Madhab it is Wajib (Mandatory) upon the one who possesses the Nisab of Zakat and it is almost Ijmaa' (Consensus).
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Since Hanafi jurists have allowed the payment of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr in cash along with grain, it is better for us to pay it a few days before the EID prayer, this is the most evident opinion upon which the fatwa is given.
- 1. WHEAT: A half Sa' (1/2) 2.47kg = $15.00
- 2. BARLEY: One Sa' 4.94kg = $ 182.00
- 3. RAISIN: One Sa' 4.94kg = $ 205.00
- 4. DATES: One Sa' 4.94kg = $ 155. 00 (pitted dates)
You can reach out to needy people directly and pay them your Sadaqat-ul-Fitr or you authorize someone to pay it but make sure that your amount of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr must reach the people before Eid prayer. The recipients of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr are the same as Zakat.