ISLAMABAD: The minimum amount of Fitrana, the obligatory amount every Muslim has to pay before Eid, has been fixed at Rs100 per head this year, said Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman. He said according to the market price of 2.25 kilogrammes of flour, the amount for Fitrana is calculated at Rs100 per head. Those who want to pay Fitrana equal to the price of barley, dates and raisins should pay Rs240, Rs1,280 and Rs2,560 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 dependants, such as wife, children, dependent relatives or servants. Mufti Muneeb also advised the people to pay the amount to the poor before Eidul-Fitr so that they could also celebrate the festival.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2015.
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