Eidul Fitr 2024: Minimum Fitra, Fidya amount announced

The minimum amount of Rs300 is equivalent to two kilogrammes of wheat flour
An undated image of Pakistani currency notes. — Freepik
An undated image of Pakistani currency notes. — Freepik

Shariah Board Pakistan Sheikh Al-Hadith Chairman Professor Dr Mufti Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Jalali on Thursday announced that the minimum Sadaqah-e-Fitr, known as Fitra, — an obligatory charitable donation that Muslims are required to pay during the holy month of Ramadan — and Fidya for skipping fasts during Ramadan is set at Rs300 per person.

The minimum amount is equivalent to two kilogrammes of wheat flour.

Emphasising over the importance of philanthropists and affluent individuals contributing Fitra and Fidya in accordance with their financial capacity, with values set for:

  • Rs600 — oats
  • Rs2,400 — dates
  • Rs4,400 — raisins

Professor Dr Jalali, in the statement, further outlined that the Fidya rates are as following:

  • Rs9,000 — wheat flour
  • Rs18,000 — oats
  • Rs72,000 — dates
  • Rs132,000 — raisins

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Dr Jalali clarified that Fidya for fasting was intended for individuals who were chronically ill or unable to fast with no prospect of recovery.

Travelers and those temporarily unable to fast were obligated to make up for missed fasts, as Fidya could not be a substitute for abstaining from fasting, he maintained.

It should be noted that minimum amount for Zakat is fixed at Rs135,179 by the Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Security for 2024.