Ramzan 2019: ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ fixed at Rs 100 per head

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KARACHI: Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman unearthed that the least amount of Sadqa –e- Fitr has for this year has been fixed at Rs 100 per person.

In the light of the current market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour, the ‘fitrana’ amount calculation tends to be at Rs 100 per head.

Moreover, the faithful who want to pay ‘fitrana’ equal to the price of barley, dates, raisins and cheese should pay Rs400, Rs1,600, Rs1,920 and 2,940 per head, respectively.

If anyone had been unable to keep fast for the whole month of Ramadan, he or she should pay ‘fidya’ as compensation worth Rs3,000 in proportionate to flour price, Rs12,000 for barley, Rs48,000 for date, Rs 57,600 for raisin and Rs88,200 for cheese.

It must be mentioned here that any Muslim, who possesses food which is more than his or her basic needs, must pay ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ prior to the Eid prayers.

On the other hand, If the person is a bread winner, he should also pay ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ for his dependants, such as wife, children, dependent relatives or servants.

Advising the people to pay the amount to the under-privileged ones before Eid-ul-Fitr Mufti Muneeb also said that the 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.

Furthermore,  the ‘Kufara’ (compensation) for leaving 30 fasts in wheat would be Rs6,000, barley Rs24,000, dates Rs96,000, raisins Rs1,15,200 and cheese Rs1,76,400. ‘kufara’ in wheat would be Rs1,000, barley Rs4,000,dates Rs16,000, raisin Rs19,200 and cheese Rs29,400.

The most deserving people for ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ are close relatives followed by neighbours and the poor..