Sadqa-e-Fitr fixed at Rs125 per head: Mufti Muneeb

Published: 02:31 PM, 27 Apr, 2020
Mufti Muneebur Rehman
Caption: Mufti Muneebur Rehman
Sadqa-e-Fitr fixed at Rs125 per head
Caption: Sadqa-e-Fitr fixed
Mufti Muneebur Rehman
Sadqa-e-Fitr fixed at Rs125 per head
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The minimum amount of ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ has been fixed at Rs125 per head this year, said Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman.

He said according to the market price of 2.25 kilograms of wheat, the amount for ‘fitrana’ is calculated as Rs125 per head.

The faithful who want to pay ‘fitrana’ equal to the price of barley, dates, raisins and cheese should pay Rs 320, Rs1,600, Rs1,920 and 3540 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 Eid-ul-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.

If anyone has been unable to keep fast for the whole month of Ramazan, he or she should pay ‘fidya’ as compensation worth Rs3750 in proportionate to flour price.

‘Kufara’ (compensation) for leaving 30 fasts would be Rs7,500 as per wheat price.