Prominent religious scholar and former Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the minimum amount of Sadqa-e-Fitr, a mandatory charitable donation that devout Muslims are required to give during the holy month of Ramadan, has been fixed at Rs. 320 per person for the current year. The rate is determined based on the prices of staple foods, such as flour, dates, raisins, cheese, or barley, as per the Islamic Shariah.
Mufti Muneeb has stated that the current Fitrana rate, set at Rs. 320 per person, is based on the market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour. For those who wish to pay Fitrana equivalent to the price of barley and dates, the minimum amount would be Rs. 480 and Rs. 2,800 per person, respectively. Additionally, those who wish to pay Fitrana at the rate of raisins should pay Rs. 6,400 per head for first-class dates and Rs. 4,800 per person for second-class raisins.
It is mandatory for devout Muslims who possess excess food to pay Sadqa-e-Fitr before the Eid prayers, and for breadwinners to also pay on behalf of their dependents, such as their spouse, children, dependent relatives, or servants.