Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman, former Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, has declared that the minimum sum for Sadqa-e-Fitr is Rs. 320 per individual. This obligatory charity enables Muslims to help the less fortunate during the joyous occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The number is decided by Shariah by the market price of essential products such as wheat, dates, raisins, cheese, or barley.
Fitrana is Rs. 320 per head for wheat, and Rs. 480 and Rs. 2,800 per head for barley and dates, respectively. Muslims who have excess food must pay Sadqa-e-Fitr before Eid services, and the breadwinner must also pay for their children. The real meaning of Fitr and Fidya, according to Mufti Muneeb, is to give two meals to someone in need.
For people who are unable to fast for the entire month of Ramazan, the compensation payout, known as Fidya, is worth Rs. 9,600 for wheat, Rs. 14,400 for barley, Rs. 84,000 for dates, Rs. 192,000 for first-class raisins, and Rs. 144,000 for second-class raisins. Similarly, for abstaining for 30 days, the Kufara pay is Rs. 19,200 for wheat, Rs. 28,800 for barley, Rs. 168,000 for dates, Rs. 384,000 for first-class raisins, and Rs. 288,000 for second-class raisins.Mufti Muneeb urged people to give money to the impoverished before Eid-ul-Fitr so that they can take part in the celebrations as well. Close relations deserve Sadqa-e-Fitr the most, followed by neighbours and the poor. In this period of rising inflation, he also suggests that affluent people work harder.