According to the Business Recorder, the former Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman, the minimum amount of Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) has been set at Rs. 170 per person.
Fitrana is a charity that requires wealthy people to give to the poor before Eid-ul-Fitr.
According to Islamic Shariah, an adult Muslim who is mature (baligh), sane, conscious, financially capable, and has an abundance of food on the eve of Eid al-Fitr is obligated to pay Zakat al-Fitr.
Furthermore, the head of the household may pay Zakat al-Fitr for the dependents, which include children, servants, and any other relatives.
The sacred charity rate per person can be calculated using a basket of goods such as flour, dates, raisins, cheese, and barley.
The minimum amount was determined by Mufti Muneeb based on the price of flour, which is Rs. 170 for 2 kg. Similarly, based on the prices of barley and dates, the amount is Rs. 480 and Rs. 1,600, respectively. The amount for raisins is Rs. 2,800 per head, but for second-class raisins, the amount is Rs. 2,200 per head.
The Fidya amount, on the other hand, which must be paid for 30 days, has been set at Rs. 10,200 for wheat, Rs. 28,800 for barley, Rs. 96,000 for dates, and Rs. 168,000 for raisins.
Fidya is the amount that must be paid to compensate those who are unable to fast during Ramadan due to permanent illness and are unable to fast later in the year to make up for it.