How to calculate Fitrana amount in KSA? 2024

What is Fitra?

Zakat-al-Fitr, also known as Fitrana or Fitra, is an obligatory portion of food items to be given as charity before Eid prayer. We have explained the Fitrana calculation, given a Fitra calculator, and provided the Fitrana amount to pay in Saudi Arabia for 2024.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Zakat-ul-Fitr on the one who fasts in Ramadan is to purify him from any indecent act or speech and to provide food for the needy. – Bulugh al-Maram.

Fitra Calculator

Fitrana Amount

Fitra Calculation 2024

Each Muslim should give Zakat ul Fitr equal to the amount of one sa’a of grain

  • 1 sa’a = 3 kilograms or 6.5 pounds.

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ said: We used to take out as the Zakat of Fitr;

  • one sa’ of grain or;
  • one sa’a of barley or;
  • one sa’a of dates or;
  • one sa’a of cheese or;
  • one sa’a of raisins.
  • Sahih Muslim 985a

fitra calculation 2022

Fitrana in Cash or Food Supplies?

Generally, it is recommended that Sadqa e Fitr’s payment be made in food supplies rather than cash.

Abu Sa’id al Khudri رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ reported: We used to take out the Zakat of Fitr in three kinds: cheese, dates, and barley. – Sahih Muslim 985d

However, some ulemas believe it is completely fine to pay Zakat ul Fitr in cash equivalent to the amount discussed above. Source: Arab News

Fitra amount in 2023

It is recommended that the maximum possible price of a kilogram of rice, SAR 10, be used as a measure, and an amount of SAR 30 be paid by each Muslim as fitra in Saudi Arabia for 2024.

  • A family of 5 members should pay SAR 150 as Zakat al Fitr.
  • This is the minimum amount to be paid as Fitrana in Saudi Arabia for 2024. If Allah has blessed you with His bounties, you should pay more.

When to pay Fitra?

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Zakat al-Fitr is accepted as Zakah for the person who pays it before the Eid prayer and as Sadaqah for the person who pays it after the Eid prayer. Bulugh al-Maram.

One must make fitra within the last two days or even hours before the Eid Prayer. It is better if it is paid after sighting the moon of Shawwal and before the Eid prayer.

Who needs to pay Fitrana?

Fitra is obligatory for every individual Muslim, whether it is a man, woman, child or adult, healthy or sick, young or old.

The senior head of the household is essentially responsible for paying the amount on behalf of his family and dependents.

How to calculate Fitrana amount in Saudi Arabia? 2022

Whom to pay Fitra or Fitrana?

The Zakat ul Fitr is for Muslim families who lack enough money to feed themselves, their family members, and their dependents.

Traditionally, it is given to individuals directly; however, in some places, the local mosque collects and distributes the food.  

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