Dar Al-Iftaa: The value of Zakat Al-Fitr is a minimum of 35 pounds, and the ransom is 30 pounds

Louay Ali wrote

Monday, March 11, 2024 10:57 AM

Dr. Shawqi Allam, Mufti of the Republic, head of the General Secretariat of Fatwa Councils and Fatwa Bodies in the world, set the value of Zakat al-Fitr for this year 1445 AH at a minimum of 35 pounds for each individual. He also set the value of the ransom for fasting for those who are unable to do it for a continuing and valid legal reason at (30 pounds) for this. General.

He explained that estimating the value of Zakat Al-Fitr for this year came in coordination with the Islamic Research Academy headed by His Eminence the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif.

The Mufti of the Republic explained that the estimate of the value of Zakat al-Fitr for this year to be at the level of 35 pounds, came as a minimum for each individual, with the desirability of an increase beyond this amount for those who wish, indicating that the Egyptian Fatwa House took the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa regarding the permissibility of paying Zakat al-Fitr with the value in cash instead. of grains; To make it easier for the poor to meet their needs and demands, the fatwa is based on this.

His Eminence added that the value of Zakat al-Fitr is equivalent to (2.5) kilograms of wheat for each individual, given that it is the majority of the people of Egypt’s livelihood.

His Eminence the Mufti indicated that it is permissible according to Islamic law to pay Zakat al-Fitr from the first day of the month of Ramadan, and even before the Eid al-Fitr prayer. The Mufti of the Republic appealed to Muslims to expedite their zakat al-Fitr and direct it to the poor and needy, as the Islamic nation – indeed all of humanity – lives in exceptional circumstances that have changed in an unprecedented manner. Usual features of public life during the month of Ramadan.

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