.Muslims will pay Rs100 per head as Fitra if they require to create the payment on the idea of flour price. Chairman of Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman announced on Monday. Zakat al-Fitra is an obligatory act in Islam which suggests to administer charity to the needy, by specific amount and method of calculation, on the day of Eid al-Fitr. The minimum amount of charity, Fitra and Fidyah is fixed at Rs. 100 per person this year.
Mufti Munib said Fitra worked out to Rs320 per head as per the price of barley, Rs1,600 as per the price of dates, Rs1,920 as per the price of raisin and Rs3,540 as per the price of cheese.
He said that if someone was unable to fast during the entire month of Ramadan he or she should pay Rs3,750 as Fidya. If the payment was to be made on the basis of flour price, Rs9,600 in case of barley, Rs48,000 in case of dates, Rs57,600 in case of raisin and Rs106,200 in case of cheese.
The benchmark for penance for false swearing has been set at Rs1,250 (flour), Rs3,200 (barley), Rs16,000 (dates), Rs19,200 (raisin) and Rs35,400 (cheese).
Like other parts of the planet, Muslims in Pakistan are celebrating the holiest month of Ramazan by fasting, praying and giving to charity. this is often the month during which the primary verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) over 1,400 years ago.
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Fasting from dawn to dusk during this month is one in all the five main pillars of Islam. This year Ramazan, which is that the ninth month within the lunar calendar, began on April 25 (Saturday). At the top of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. A Muslim, who possesses food in more than his needs, must pay ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ before the Eid prayers. If the person could be a bread winner, he should also pay ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ for his dependants, like wife, children, dependent relatives or servants.
Mufti Muneeb also advised the people to pay the quantity to the poor before Eid-ul-Fitr in order that poor may also celebrate the festival. The foremost deserving people for ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ are close relatives followed by neighbors and therefore the poor. Mufti Munibur Rehman said real spirit of ‘fitr’ and ‘fidya’ is two-time meal of a destitute person, so it’s better to pay the meal cost of a hotel. However, People who are wealthier, they must try to pay more to help the poor during this time of skyrocketing inflation.