The deceased on whom Zakaat-ul-Fitr is obligatory

Question 3: A man died before sunset of the last day of Ramadaan and another died after sunset; on whom is it obligatory to pay Zakaat-ul-Fitr (obligatory charity paid before the Festival of Breaking the Fast)?

Answer: Zakaat-ul-Fitr is not obligatory on anyone who dies before sunset on the night preceding `Eed-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast), as it becomes obligatory only after sunset of the last night of Ramadaan and the man in question died before the set time of Zakaat-ul-Fitr. On the other hand, Zakaat-ul-Fitr should be paid on behalf of the person who died after sunset, for it became obligatory on him as he died in the set time of Zakaat-ul-Fitr… read more here.

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