Fitrana 2023 fixed at Rs320 per head
April 2, 2023 06:41 PM
Former Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-u- Rehman has declared the minimum Sadqa-e-Fitr sum at Rs 320 per head, which is an obligatory charitable donation that Muslims are supposed to give during the holy month of Ramazan before Eid-ul Fitr prayer.
According to Islamic Shariah, the charity rate is based on the pricing of staple foods such as flour, dates, raisins, cheese, or barley.
Mufti Muneeb said the market price of 2.25 kg of flour is Rs 320 per head for Fitrana equal to the price of barley and dates should be paid at a minimum of Rs480 and Rs 2,800 per head, respectively.
Similarly, those who wanted to pay Fitrana in raisin should pay Rs6,400 per person for first class dates and Rs4,800 per person for second class raisin.
If the person earns a living, he must also pay Sadqa-e-Fitr for his dependents, which include his wife, children, dependent relatives, and servants.
Mufti Munibur Rehman said real spirit of Fitr and Fidya is two-time meal of a destitute person, so it is better to pay the meal cost of a hotel.
If anyone had been unable to keep fast for the whole month of Ramazan, he or she should pay the whole month Friday as compensation worth Rs9,600 in proportionate to flour price, Rs14,400 for barley, Rs84,000 for date, Rs192,000 for raisin first class and Rs144,000 for second class raisin.
Similarly, Kufara (compensation) for leaving 30 fasts in wheat would be Rs19,200, for wheat Rs28,800, for barley, Rs168,000 dates, Rs384,000 raisin first class and Rs2,88,000 for second class raisin.