Popularly known as Fitrana, Sadqa al-Fitr is the charity money liable to be paid by every Muslim at the end of Ramadan, whether they were able to fast or not. This charity can be termed as a means of thanking Allah SWT for the precious month of Ramadan. Any underprivileged person can celebrate Eid al-Fitr with this money by buying clothes, food, and other means of joy for themselves and their families. Hence, it is advisable to pay the Fitrana any time before Namaz e Eid al-Fitr so that the deserving can make preparations accordingly. The head of every family can pay the Fitrana on behalf of all the family members. If you’re wondering how to calculate Fitrana or the Fitrana amount, we have got you covered.
Allah has made Sadqa al-Fitr mandatory for Muslims of means and its only a small amount so that there isn’t much burden for anyone who wants 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.”
Fitrana Amount 2023
The minimum amount payable for Fitrana for every Muslim, including children, is the equivalent of 2.25kg of flour, rice, or other staple food, amounting to Rs.320 in Pakistan in 2023. You can pay more Fitrana amount if you want to if you’re blessed in abundance.
The recipients eligible for this money are the same as the people you can pay Fitrana amount to:
- The poor (low-income households)
- The needy (someone who is in difficulty)
- Zakat administrators who distribute
- New Muslims
- Slaves and captives
- People in debt
- People stranded or traveling with few resources.
Now that you know how to calculate Fitrana amount in Ramadan 2023, try to pay the amount to those in need to make their Eid-ul-Fitr better and more joyous.