20 May 2020 - 03:39
News ID: 450155
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Ayatollah Khamenei’s office has announced that zakat al-fitrah is 100,000 rials for those in ‎Iran. ‎

RNA – The amount of zakat al-fitrah has been announced based on the fatwa of the ‎Supreme Leader of ‎the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Khamenei, and considering ‎bread as the main ‎source of nutrition for each person, 100,000 rials ($0.56 US at time of ‎publication) for those in Iran.‎

Zakat al-fitrah is an obligatory act in jurisprudence which means to give charity to the needy, ‎by certain amount ‎and method of calculation, on the day of Eid al-Fitr, at the end of the holy ‎month of Ramadhan. The obligatory amount of zakat al-fitrah upon each person – ‎based on ‎the usual main food – is one sa’a (around three kilograms) of either of wheat, barley, dates ‎or raisins or its equal in ‎cash.‎

Giving zakat al-fitrah is obligatory upon the head of households who are not poor ‎themselves. The time for it, is ‎before the Eid prayer or dhuhr (noon) prayer in Eid al-Fitr. ‎The distribution categories of zakat al-fitrah are the same as ‎those of zakat. ‎

According to the narrations, paying zakat al-fitrah completes fasting, secures its acceptance, ‎saves ‎the person from death in the following year and is the complement to zakat.‎
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The following is His Eminence’s ruling on the data-x-items payable as zakat al-fiṭrah and ‎the mandatory quantity:‎

QUESTION: What is the amount per person that we are obligated to pay as our zakat al-‎‎fiṭrah, and what are the data-x-items that we can pay for this purpose?‎

ANSWER: Every religiously accountable (mukallaf) person is obligated to pay three ‎kilograms of ‎wheat, barley, dates, raisins, rice, corn and the like for himself and for every ‎individual under ‎his care to a needy individual. ‎
‎(For instance, the father of a family of five – assuming that ‎the father is the breadwinner – ‎must pay fifteen kilos of wheat, barley, etc.) Paying the ‎monetary equivalent of these goods ‎is also permissible.‎

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