Eid Al-Fitr 1435 is on Tuesday 07/29/2014 Eid prayers start at 8:30am sharp at Alrasool Islamic Center. The Center wishes Eid Mubarak!.
In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate
“He indeed shall be successful who purifies himself”
Zakat of Fitrah
Al-Imam Jafar-Al-Sadiq (A.S.) has said that fasts do not attain perfection without Fitrah just as Salat is not accepted without invoking the blessings of Allah on Mohammad (S.A.W.) and his Aaal (A.S.) in Tashahhud. Imam Jafar-Al-Sadiq (A.S.) used to instruct his accountant to take out Fitrah for each individual including slaves and servants male and female of his household without exception, as, he feared that one whose Fitrah was not taken out might die within that year.
1- At the time of sunset on Eid Alfitr night, whoever is adult and sane , he should give on his/her behalf as well as on behalf of all his/her dependents, about three kilos of wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice or millet per head. It also sufficient if he/she pays the price of one of these items as cash.
2- The value of Zakat alfitrah this year is $10 to $12 per person.
3- One should also pay fitrah on behalf of all those persons who are treated as the dependents at his/her house on the night of Eid alfitr, whether is young or old, muslims or non muslims.
4- It is obligatory to pay the fitrah of a gust who arrives at his/her house before sunset on Eid alfiter night.
5- A Person, who is NOT sayyid, can NOT give fitra to a syyid.
6- As obligatory precaution fitra should be paid to Shiah poor, who fulfill the conditions ( offer his daily prayer and not commits sins openly)
7- if a person offers Eid prayers, he/she should, on the bases of obligatory precaution, give fitrah before the prayer, but if he/she does not offer Eid prayers, he can delay giving fitrah till Dhuher(noon time). If a Person sets aside fitra from his main wealth he/she can delay it till Dhuher (noon time) or even later.
Finally, Allah has said, "Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me." (2:152)
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