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What can be given as Zakat Al-Fitrah and how much for each person? The Grand Ayatollah Khameni’s answer

Zakat Al-Fitrah Ayatollah Khamenei

SHAFAQNA– The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about what can be given as Zakat Al-Fitrah and how much for each person.

Question & Answer

Question: What is the amount of Zakat Al-Fitrah for each person and what must be given as Zakat Al-Fitrah?

 Answer: The responsible person (Mokallaf) must pay to a poor person for himself and those who are dependent on him, three kilograms of wheat, or barley, or dates, or raisins, or rice, or corn, and similar to them. And if pay the price one of those items is enough of (three kilograms for each person).

(The price of three kilogram of one of the mentioned items for each person; the responsible person must pay for himself as well as each one of his dependents).

Related Fatwas

Question: What is the condition for a needy person to receive Fitriah?

Answer: Must be Shia Ithna Ashari, unless payment of Fitriah causes friendship and drawing attention.

Question: Who is obliged for Zakat Al-Fitrah of one night guest?

Answer: One night guest is responsible for own Zakat Al-Fitrah, and the host is not responsible for it.

Question: What is the ruling on payment of Zakat Al-Fitrah to Sadaat by non-Sadaat?

Answer: Non-Sadaat cannot pay Zakat Al-Fitrah to poor Sadaat; and if paid has no reward, and the responsibility in this case is with the head of family.

Question: What is the ruling on paying Zakat Al-Fitrah in a town/place other than the town/place the payer is residing?

Answer: According to precaution, pay at the same town residing.

Question: When is the time to put aside Zakat Al-Fitrah and pay when to pay it?

Answer: From the evening before Eid Al-Fitr can pay Zakat Al-Fitrah or put aside, and according to Wajib precaution; the responsible person (Mokallaf) must pay Zakat Al-Fitrah before Eid Salaat/Salaah, but if does not pray Eid Salaat can delay paying Zakat Al-Fitrah till before noon. And if can find a poor person, putting aside Zakat Al-Fitrah is not enough; but if cannot find a poor person, put aside Zakat Al-Fitrah and pay when the poor person is found. And if it is not put aside, according to Wajib precaution, the obligation is not removed, and must pay it with the intention of getting close to God (Qurbah); and without the intention of act (Ada) and Qadha.

Question: What is the ruling on payment of Zakat Al-Fitrah to Sadaat by non-Sadaat?

Answer: Non-Sadaat cannot pay Zakat Al-Fitrah to poor Sadaat; and if paid has no reward, and the responsibility in this case is with the head of family.

Question: What is the ruling on paying Zakat Al-Fitrah in a town/place other than the town/place the payer is residing?

Answer: According to precaution, pay at the same town residing.

Question: Who is obliged for Zakat Al-Fitrah of one night guest?

Answer: One night guest is responsible for own Zakat Al-Fitrah, and the host is not responsible for it.

Source: khamenei.ir

 

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