*ZAKAT-AL-FITR* : Summarized Rulings Regarding Zakaah al-Fitr

Tabassum Shaikh Kashid
*Summarized Rulings Regarding Zakaah al-Fitr* 1⃣ *What is the ruling regarding Sadaqah al-Fitr?*

🎓Ibn Baaz said:
🔹Zakaah al-Fitr is mandatory upon every Muslim, young or old, male or female, free or enslaved
✏ (al-Fataawaa 14/197).2⃣ *With what is the Zakaah al-Fitr given?*

🎓Ibn Baaz said:🔹A Saa’ (four handfuls) of food, dates, barely, raisins, and cheese; and according to the most correct opinion of the scholars, what is also included with these types is anything that the people nourish themselves with in their countries like rice, maze, millet and anything similar to these.
3⃣ *What is the measure for Zakaah al-Fitr?*

🎓Ibn Baaz said:
🔹What is mandatory for this is one Saa’ from the food of the country and its measurement is with Kilos—approximately three Kilos
✏ (al-Fataawaa 14-203).

4⃣ *When is the time for giving Zakaah al-Fitr?*

🎓Ibn Baaz said:
🔹It is given on the days of the 28th, 29th, and 30th as well as the night of ‘Eed. It is also given in the morning of ‘Eed before the Prayer
✏ (al-Fataawaa 14/32-33).
5⃣ *What is the reason for giving Zakaah al-Fitr?*

🎓 Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
🔹To show gratitude for the blessings of Allaah upon the servant regarding the breaking of the fast of Ramadaan and its completion
✏ (al-Fataawaa 18/257).
6⃣ *Who is Zakaah al-Fitr given to?*

🎓Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
🔹It is not to be given except to the poor
✏ (al-Fataawaa 18/259).
7⃣ *What is the ruling on entrusting children or other than them with giving Zakaah al-Fitr on a person’s behalf?*

🎓Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
🔹It is permissible for a person to authorize his children to give Zakaah al-Fitr on his behalf at its time even if he is in another country at the time for work
✏ (al-Fataawaa 18/262).
8⃣ *Is it permissible for the poor to authorize someone else to take the Zakaah al-Fitr for him?*

🎓Ibn ‘Uthaymiin said:
🔹 It is permissible
✏ (al-Fataawaa 18/268).