Sadqa al-Fitr, also known as Fitrana, is the charity money that every Muslim is required to pay at the end of Ramadan, whether they were able to fast or not. This charity can be thought of as a way of thanking Allah SWT for the blessed month of Ramadan. With this money, any underprivileged person can celebrate Eid al-Fitr by purchasing clothes, food, and other means of joy for themselves and their families. As a result, it is advisable to pay the Fitrana at any time before Namaz e Eid al-Fitr so that the deserving can make appropriate preparations. Every family’s head can pay the Fitrana on behalf of all family members. If you’re wondering how to calculate Fitrana or how much Fitrana to take, we’ve got you covered.
Allah has made Sadqa al-Fitr obligatory for Muslims of means, and it is only a small sum, so it is not a significant burden for anyone who wishes to pay it.
Hadees: Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar, “Allah’s Apostle SAWW has made Sadaqa-tul-Fitr obligatory, (and it was), either one Sa’ of barley or one Sa’ of dates (and its payment was obligatory) on young and old people, and on free men as well as on slaves.”
2022 Fitrana Amount
In Pakistan in 2022, the minimum Fitrana payment for every Muslim, including children, is the equivalent of 2.25kg of flour, rice, or other staple food, which amounts to Rs.200. If you are blessed with a lot of money, you can pay more Fitrana.
The recipients of this money are the same as the people to whom you can pay the Fitrana amount:
- The needy (low-income households)
- Those in need (someone who is in difficulty)
- Administrators of Zakat who distribute New Muslims
- Slaves and enslaved people
- People who are in debt People who are stranded or traveling with limited resources
- Now that you know how to calculate Fitrana in Ramadan 2022, try to give the money to those in need to make their Eid-ul-Fitr more enjoyable.