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Sadaqatul Fitr

Q: When does sadaqatul fitr become waajib?

This entry is part 17 of 27 in the series Sadaqatul Fitr Masaail

A: Sadaqatul fitr becomes waajib at the time of fajr on the day of Eid-ul-fitr.

ووقت الوجوب عند طلوع فجر يوم الفطر (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوى ص724, تنوير الأبصار مع رد المحتار 2/367)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Will sadaqatul fitr be waajib on a person who has an extra house, which he does not reside in?

This entry is part 15 of 27 in the series Sadaqatul Fitr Masaail

A: Sadaqatul fitr will be waajib.

تجب على حر مسلم مكلف مالك لنصاب أو قيمته.. فارغ عن..حاجته الأصلية و حوائج عياله والمعتبر فيها الكفاية لا التقدير وهى مسكنه..الخ (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوى ص723, الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/360)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Is sadaqatul fitr waajib on a person who has debts?

This entry is part 18 of 27 in the series Sadaqatul Fitr Masaail

A: If after deducting his debts, his wealth equals the nisaab of zakaat then sadaqatul fitr will be waajib on him.

تجب على حر مسلم مكلف مالك لنصاب أو قيمته…فارغ عن الدين (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوى ص723, الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/360)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: If the father is poor and his minor children possess wealth which equals nisaab, is it compulsory upon the father to discharge their sadaqatul fitr from their wealth?

This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series Sadaqatul Fitr Masaail

A: It is compulsory upon the father to discharge sadaqatul fitr of his minor children from their wealth.

فيخرجها عن نفسه وأولاده الصغار الفقراء وإن كانوا أغنياء يخرجها من مالهم (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوى ص723, الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/361)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: If a father discharges sadaqatul fitr on behalf of his minor children (who are wealthy) from his wealth, will the sadaqatul fitr be discharged?

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Sadaqatul Fitr Masaail

A: The sadaqatul fitr will be discharged.

( تجب ) … ( لا عن زوجته ) وولده الكبير العاقل ولو أدى عنهما بلا إذن أجزأ استحسانا للإذن عادة أي لو في عياله وإلا فلا (الدر المختار 2/363, الفتاوى الهندية 1/193)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)