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Zakat Al-Fitr Donation

Zakat Al-Fitr

Importance of Zakat Al-Fitr


Zakat al-Fitr was decreed in the 2nd year after the hijrah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to Madinah. That was the same year, fasting the month of Ramadan was decreed. This tells us that in Islam, zakat al-fitr is as important as Ramadan. The fact that they were both decreed in the same month and year says it all.

With that, zakat al-Fitr is an obligation, due on the free or slave Muslim, male or female, young or adult. A man (head of family) pays for himself and for whomever he shelters, unless they have enough money of their own, to give out zakat al-fitr.
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