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    Question ID: 60694Country: India

    Title: Fitrah Calculation

    Question: Some people suggest that if we can afford we should calculate Fitrah by calculating the price of Kishmish (raisins) instead of wheat. Whereas I have been paying the amount as declared by Zimmedar of my masjid. What is the best way, please clarify.

    Answer ID: 60694

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 680/645/SN=10/1436) A person who pays his Sadaqat al-Fitr as per the price of wheat his Fitrah shall be paid without any aversion. However, if someone is rich enough and pays it as per raisin and dates instead of wheat or pays one sa’ instead of half then it is better as it shall be more benefitting for the poor and the payee shall get more reward. If you have paid your Fitrah as per the cost of wheat then also your sadaqah was paid without any doubt, you need not worry. (From: Abu Dawud, vol. 1, p. 229, Bazl vol. 6, p. 454, pub. Beirut)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India