How to Calculate Fitrana Amount in Ramadan:
Sadqa al-Fitr, also known as Fitrana, is a form of charity that every Muslim is require to pay at the end of Ramadan, regardless of whether they were able to fast or not. This donation is a way of expressing gratitude to Allah SWT for the blessed month of Ramadan.
The money collected through Fitrana can help underprivileged individuals celebrate Eid al-Fitr by purchasing clothes, food, and other necessities for themselves and their families. To ensure that the deserving individuals can make preparations accordingly. It is advisable to pay the Fitrana before Namaz e Eid al-Fitr. The head of the family can pay the Fitrana on behalf of all family members.
Sadqa al-Fitr has been made mandatory for Muslims who have the means to pay. And the amount is intentionally small to minimize the burden on individuals who wish to contribute. According to a Hadees narrated by Ibn ‘Umar, “Allah’s Apostle SAWW has made Sadaqa-tul-Fitr obligatory, either one Sa’ of barley or one Sa’ of dates, and its payment was obligatory on young and old people, on free men as well as on slaves.”
The minimum amount payable for Fitrana in 2023 is equivalent to 2.25kg of flour, rice, or other staple food, amounting to Rs. 320 in Pakistan. This amount is applicable to every Muslim, including children. If an individual is blessed with abundance, they may pay more Fitrana amount.
Recipients for Fitrana:
The eligible recipients for Fitrana are the same as those for Zakat, including the poor, the needy, Zakat administrators who distribute, new Muslims, slaves and captives, people in debt, and people who stranded or traveling with few resources.
By paying Fitrana to those in need, we can make their Eid-ul-Fitr more joyous and celebrate the spirit of giving during the blessed month of Ramadan.
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