ISLAMABAD: The minimum amount of Sadqa-e-Fitr for the current year has been fixed at Rs100 per person, said Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman on Monday.
Sadqa-e-Fitr is an act of thankfulness towards Allah Almighty for having enabled the Muslims to observe the fasts of Ramazan and also purifies the believers from any shortcomings during the holy month.
In addition, it is intended to share the joy and happiness among Muslims, especially the poor and needy, by helping them to celebrate Eidul Fitr.
Mufti Muneeb said that according to the market price of 2.25kg flour, the amount for Fitrana has been calculated as Rs100 per person and those using chaki flour should pay Rs125.
The faithful who want to pay Fitrana equal to the price of barley, dates, raisins and cheese should pay Rs320, Rs1,600, Rs 1,920 and 3,540 per head, respectively.
A Muslim, who possesses food in excess of his needs, must pay Sadqa-e-Fitr before the Eid prayers.
If the person is a breadwinner, he should also pay Sadqa-e-Fitr for his wife, children and other dependents.
Mufti Muneeb advised people to pay the amount to the poor before Eidul Fitr so that they could also celebrate the festival.
The most deserving people for Sadqa-e-Fitr are close relatives followed by neighbours and the poor.
“The real spirit of Fitr and Fidya is a two-time meal of a destitute person, so it was better to pay the meal cost of a hotel,” Mufti Muneeb said.
“However, those who are wealthier should try to pay more to extend assistance to the poor in this time of coronavirus,” he added.
If anyone had been unable to fast for the whole month of Ramazan, the person should pay Fidya as compensation worth Rs 3,750 in proportionate to chaki flour price; Rs 9,600 for barley; Rs 48,000 for dates; Rs 57,600 for raisins and Rs106,200 for cheese.
Likewise, the Kafara (compensation for feeding 60 destitute persons) for leaving 30 fasts proportionate to the price of wheat would be Rs7,500; barley Rs19,200; dates Rs96,000; raisins Rs115,200 and cheese Rs212,400.
Kafara for breaking swear equivalent to the price of flour will be Rs1,250; barley Rs3,200; dates Rs16,000; raisins Rs19,200 and cheese 35,400 cheese.
The Kafara for breaking swear will be Rs1,250 in proportionate to flour price, Rs3,200 barley, Rs16,000 dates, Rs19,200 raisins and 35,400 cheese.
(With input from APP.)