Manner of determining the due measure of Zakaat-ul-Fitr (Saa`)

Question 13: Rice is the most common food used in our land. We use the prophetic Mudd (a dry measure of half bushel, 543 grams) for measuring, which legally suffices for one person. After that, we measure the bag of rice and draw our measure on this basis. We determine the number of Mudds that each bag contains and give Zakaat-ul-Fitr (obligatory charity paid before the Festival of Breaking the Fast) according to this basis. What is the legal ruling on this work? Is it permissible or not?

Answer: The value of the Prophetic Saa` is 3 kilograms approximately, so everyone should give this amount, i.e., 3 kilograms, as the obligatory charity paid before `Eed-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast). Now that you know the amount that should be paid by each person, you can calculate the amount required from a number of people… read more here.


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