Fitrana fixed at Rs 100 per head
ISLAMABAD—The minimum amount of Sadqa-e-Fitr has been fixed at Rs 100 per head this year, said Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman. Talking to APP, he said according to the market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour, the amount for Fitrana is calculated as Rs 100 per head.
The faithful who want to pay Fitrana equal to the price of barley, dates and raisins should pay Rs 320, Rs 1,680 and Rs 1,600 per head, respectively.
A Muslim, who possesses food in excess of his needs, must pay Sadqa-e-Fitr before the Eid prayers. If the person is a breadwinner, he should also pay Sadqae-Fitr for his dependants, such as wife, children, dependent relatives or servants.
Mufti Muneeb also advised the people to pay the amount to the poor before Eid-ul-Fitr so that they could also celebrate the festival. The most deserving people for Sadqa-e-Fitr are close relatives followed by neighbours and the poor.
Mufti Munibur Rehman said real spirit of Fitr and Fidya is two-time meal of a destitute person, so it is better these are paid the meal cost of a hotel. However, those who are wealthier, they should try to pay more to extend assistance to the poor in this time of high inflation.
If any one had been unable to keep fast for the whole month of Ramadan, he or she should pay Fidya as compensation worth Rs 3,000 in proportionate to flour price, Rs 19,200 for barley, Rs 96,000 for date and Rs96,000 for raisin. Kufara (compensation) for leaving 30 fasts in wheat would be Rs 6000, barley Rs 14,400, dates Rs 76,800 , raisin Rs 153,600. Kufara in wheat would be Rs1,000, barley Rs 3,200, dates Rs16,000 and raisin and Rs 16,000.—APP