He forgot to give Zakatul Fitr before the 'Eid prayer


Question :
I prepared Zakatul-Fitr before the 'Eid to be given to a poor person whom I know. However, I forgot to give it. I did not remember it until the 'Eid prayer, so I gave it after the prayer. What is the the ruling on this?

Answer :
There is no doubt that the Sunnah is to give the Zakatul-Fitr before the 'Eid prayer as the noble Prophet Peace Be Upon Him ordered this. However, there is no sin on you for what you did. Giving it after the prayer suffices, and all praise is due to Allah, even though it is mentioned in a Hadith that it is a charity from the charities (i.e., Sadaqah). However that does not prevent it from being acceptable and falling in its appropriate place. We hope that it is accepted and that it will be considered a complete Zakah, as you did not delay it intentionally. You only delayed it due to forgetfulness. Verily, Allah said in His Noble Book:
Our Lord, do not punish us if we forgot or fall into error.
"Our Lord, do not punish us if we forgot or fall into error."
Al-Baqarah 2:286.
It is confirmed from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him that e said:
Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, says, 'Verily I have done so (i.e., accepted your prayer).'
"Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, says, 'Verily I have done so (i.e., accepted your prayer).'"
Muslim no. 126.
Thus, He answered the supplication of His believing servants in not punishing them for forgetfulness.
Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baz



Tags : namaz e eid.eid prayer, sadqa, zakatul fitr, faqir, poor
 
 

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