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Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this Fatwa: 1- The majority of scholars said that we should give Zakat al-Fitr in the form of food. 2- Imam Abu Hanifa and some other …

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Giving the Price of Zakat al-Fitr to Charitable Organizations: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is permissible to give the price (of zakat al-fitr) at the beginning of the month to an agent who will buy (zakat al-fitr) and …

What Is the Difference between Zakat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Mal

What Is the Difference between Zakat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Mal?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Zakat al-mal is related to the saved money, whereas zakat al-fitr is paid by the head of the household on behalf of the family members. 2- …

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10 Resolutions for a Charitable Eid

Ramadan inspires us to be better people and better human beings in various ways. Charity, kindness and self-restraint are focused on during Ramadan and it is only logical to take it forward through your Eid resolutions. After all, it is not about one month, but who we become after it that counts. Here are ten …

8 Basic Errors Muslims Make when Paying Zakat Al-Fitr

Charity is given to both Non-Muslims and Muslims. However, Zakat al-Fitr charity is something exclusive to the MUSLIM poor and needy. Hence, one could not give Zakah Al-Fitr to any needy person on the street. “Regular” charity can be given to them, but not Zakat Al-Fitr.

What is Zakat-ul-Fitr and Can I Pay It To a Non-Muslim

What Is Zakat-ul-Fitr, Can I Pay It To A Non-Muslim?

Salam Dear Abraham, Thank you for this interesting question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Let me first explain the meaning of Zakat-ul-Fitr. Zakat means obligatory charity and Fitr means breaking fast.  Zakat-ul-Fitr is a compulsory charity that is due on every Muslim before the Eid prayer, which is performed on the festive day after …

Can I Pay Zakat Al-Fitr on Behalf of the Dead

Can I Pay Zakat Al-Fitr on Behalf of the Dead?

Wa`alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on all Muslims who are alive when the sun sets on the night of `Eid. It is …

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so. With regard …

70-Year-old Montreal Muslim Woman Feeds 300 Daily

As Muslims prepare to conclude their Ramadan fasting, 70-year-old Sabariah Hussein is not willing to give up her daily cooking to feed the needy and homeless, a tradition has has preserved for longtime.



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