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Virtues and Rules of Sadaqatul Fitr

Posted on: 15 December 2013

In the name of Allah, The most Beneficent, the most Merciful


Virtues and rules of Sadaqatul Fitr


(by Zuhri Academy Luton, www.zuhriacademy.com)



عن ابن عباس رضى الله عنه قال: فرض رسول

 الله صلى الله عليه وسلم زكوة الفطر طهرا للصيام من اللغو و الرفث و طعمة للمساكين - رواه ابو داود


It is narrated from Ibn Abbas RA that the messenger of Allah SAW made zakatal fitr (obligatory charity of fitr- Ramadhan Eid) compulsory, as a source of PURIFICATION from mistakes and sins during fasting and a FEAST for the poor. (Abu Dawood)


عن ابن عباس رضى الله عنه قال فى اخر رمضان اخرجوا صدقة صومكم, فرض رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم هذه الصدقة صاعا من تمر او شعير او نصف صاع من قمح على كل حر او مملوك ذكرا او انثى صغيرا او كبيرا - رواه ابو داود والنسائ


 Ibn Abbas RA said ( to people) at the end of Ramadhan ' Take out your Charity of Fasting ' (then he narrated that) the messenger of Allah made this charity compulsory, to give a Sa' of dates or barley or half Sa' of wheat, it is compulsory upon all free, slave, male ,female, adults and children.

(Abu Dawood and Nasai)


Q. What is Sadaqatul fitr?


A. Compulsory charity discharged on Eid day.


Importance & virtues


-For the person giving it Allah will purify his fasting from any sins and defects due to the charity

- Source of 'Eid smile' on those who are poor and needy by providing a feast for them


Q. Upon whom is it compulsory?


A. All Muslim males, females, free, slave, young and adults as long as they have wealth beyond their necessity that is equivalent to zakat amount ( 87grams of gold, 612g of silver or its value in cash)

- Unlike zakat here possession of the entire Islamic lunar year is not a condition, as long as a person owns that on Eid day


Q. When is it compulsory?


A. From the Subh Sadiq- Early dawn of Eid day that is the beginning time of Fajr Salah because that is when Eid day begins

- If someone is sending it elsewhere then it is better to give it little earlier so it reaches the needy by Eid Day


Q. How much is compulsory?


A. As mentioned in hadeeth;

-One Sa' of barley or dates that is approximately 3.2kg  or -Half Sa'

Of wheat which is between 1.6kg

- Or its equivalent cash


Contact local scholars and your local Masjid for Zakatul fitr amount in pounds



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