Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Disposal of Fitra, important rules

(As per Ayatullah Seestani's 'Islamic laws) 1. It is Wajib to give Fitra to the needy in your hometown first. It is not necessary to tell that the money given to the needy is of Fitrah. 2. Fitrah from a non-Sayyid cannot be given to a needy Sayyid; the reverse is permissible 3. A needy should be given at least one Fitrah. 4. FITRA CAN BE GIVEN TO: Any Shia Ithna Asheri who is poor; but preference has been given to: a. Needy blood relations; b. Needy neighbors; c. Needy scholars. 5. Fitrah for a person is given on a weight of three kilograms (one sa'a) on any food commodity like wheat, rice. 6. The money for Fitra can be given to any Organization who undertakes the responsibility of buying the grain and passing it on to the people who are liable for receiving Zakaat. CAN WE GIVE FITRAH IN ADVANCE? Giving Fitrah before the eve of Eidul Fitr is not permissible. However, if you wish to send Fitrah earlier so that it reaches the needy on Eid day, then send it out as a temporary loan to the needy and then change your intention to Fitrah on the eve of Eid. Note: if there are no deserving people in your town and you want to pay it online. Visit.and pay by using Paypal or Credit card. S.M.MAsoom www.alqaem.org

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