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Sadaqatul Fitr FAQ’s

 

Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Abbas Radhiyallahu Anhuma narrates, “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam made compulsory the Zakaat (Sadaqah) of Fitr to cleanse the fast from improper actions and as a means of feeding the poor.” (Abu Dawood)

 

Kindly note that the Jamiatul Ulama KZN will be collecting Sadaqatul Fitr until Thursday 28th April 2022 / 26th Ramadaan 1443. The Sadaqatul Fitr amount in KZN is R25 (minimum suggested amount).

 

Banking Details:

Nedbank – Greyville (128905):

Acc. Name: Jamiatul Ulama KZN

Acc. Number: 1314 145363

 

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Sadaqatul Fitr FAQ’s

 

What is the status of Sadaqatul Fitr?
A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib.

On whom is Sadaqatul Fitr compulsory?
A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib on every Muslim who has the value of Nisaab on the day of Eid after subtracting debts.

I have minor children. Is Sadaqatul Fitr waajib upon them?
A. Yes, Sadaqatul Fitr will have to be discharged on their behalf by their father/guardian. If they have their own savings then it could be discharged from their money.

To whom can Sadaqatul Fitr be given?
A. To Muslims who are Zakaat-eligible.

When should Sadaqatul Fitr be discharged?
A. The best time to discharge Sadaqatul Fitr is after dawn on the Day of Eid until a person goes to the Eid Salaah venue. However, it can be discharged before and after this time as well but its payment should not be delayed.

Does Sadaqatul Fitr necessarily have to be discharged in cash?
A. No, it can be discharged in kind as well.

What is the best method of discharging Sadaqatul Fitr i.e. should I give it to an organisation or individual?
A. It is preferable to pursue the needy and hand it to them personally. However it also permissible to hand it to an organisation provided the organisation discharges it timeously.

What is the position of my Sadaqatul Fitr if I handed it to an organisation that discharged it long after the prescribed time?
A. By giving your Sadaqatul Fitr to an organisation you have appointed them wakeel (representative) on your behalf to discharge your Fitrah. Your fitrah will only be discharged when the organisation distributes the money.

 

N.B It is thus advisable that you query from the organisation as to when and how they discharge their funds.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

 

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

Council of Muslim Theologians
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Durban, South Africa
Tel : +27 (0) 31 2077099

Email: fatwa@jamiat.org.za
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