ISLAMABAD: The minimum amount of Fitrana has been fixed at Rs 100 per head this year, said Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman.
Talking to APP, he said according to the market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour, the amount for Fitrana is calculated as Rs 100 per head. The faithful who want to pay Fitrana equal to the price of barley, dates and raisins should pay Rs 240, Rs 1,280 and Rs 2,560 per head, respectively.
A Muslim, who possesses food in excess of his needs, must pay Sadqa-e-Fitr before the Eid prayers. If the person is a breadwinner, he should also pay Sadqa-e-Fitr for his dependants, such as wife, children, dependent relatives or servants.
Mufti Muneeb also advised the people to pay the amount to the poor before Eid-ul-Fitr so that they could also celebrate the festival.
The most deserving people for Sadqa-e-Fitr are close relatives followed by neighbours and the poor.
Mufti Muneebur Rehman said that the real spirit of Fitr and Fidya is a two-time meal of a destitute person. However, those who are wealthier, should try to pay more.