The ruling on Zakatul-Fitr and its amount

Question :
Is Zakatul-Fitr obligatory or recommended? Who is it obligatory upon?

Answer :
Zakatul-Fitr is obligatory upon the Muslims, because the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him made it obligatory upon the make, the female, the child and the adult. Its amount is a Sa' of food or (i.e., which means) dried dates or barley or raisins or cottage cheese. He Peace Be Upon Him commanded for it to be given before the people came out to prayer the 'Eid prayer. Thus, it is an obligation imposed by the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. It is legislated to be given at the end of Ramadhan as purification for the fasting person useless and foul speech,and to feed the poor people so they do not have to go around begging on the day of the 'Eid. And Allah is the Giver of success.
Ash-Shaykh Ibn Jibreen

Tags : sadqa fitr, zakatul fitr, miqdar, amount, sunnat, sunnah

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