Ruling on forgetting to pay Zakaat-ul-Fitr before Salaat-ul-‘Eed

Question 1: What is the ruling on one who pays Zakaat-ul-Fitr (obligatory charity paid before the Festival of Breaking the Fast) during the Khutbah (sermon) after Salat-ul-‘Eed (the Festival Prayer) due to forgetfulness?

Answer: Paying Zakaat-ul-Fitr before Salaah (Prayer) is Waajib (obligatory), but if one forgets to pay it then nothing is required of them other than paying it once they remember, because it is Fareedah (obligatory act). It is not permissible for anyone to deliberately delay paying it until after Salaat-ul-‘Eed, according to the more correct of the two views held by the scholars, because the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) ordered the Muslims to pay it before Salaat-ul-‘Eed… read more here.

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