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J&K’s Grand Mufti announces Rs 65 per person as Sadakat-ul-Fitr

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J&K's Grand Mufti announces Rs 65 per person as Sadakat-ul-Fitr

Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam announces Rs 65 per person as Sadakat-ul-Fitr

Says no harm in paying Rs 70 or more;

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul Islam Saturday said that Rs 65 have been fixed as the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr per person this Ramdhan while as there is no harm in paying more depending upon the financial capacity of the person.

He said that the amount for Sadakat-ul-Fitr has been fixed after thorough consensus with the Ulema from Kashmir and Jammu regions.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said that it is mandatory for every person to pay Sadaqat-ul-Fitr @Rs 65 this holy month.

“One organization Sautul-Awliya has announced Rs 70 in their individual capacity as Sadaqa-t-ul Fitr. If any person wants to pay Rs 70 or more than that, there is no harm as rewards will be more,” the Grand Mufti said.

He said Sadaqat-ul-Firt has to be paid to the downtrodden, poor, destitute, orphans, and homeless and not to Masjids, Shrines, Khanqahas or any religious organisation. Mufti Nasir-ul Islam said that the Fitr amount should reach to deserving people ahead of Eid so that they too can celebrate the festival along with others.

He said the Fitr amount was fixed after consensus with the Ulema from Kashmir and Jammu regions respectively.

Quoting Hadith, he said: “Every Muslim is required to pay Sadaqt-ul-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to Allah for having enabled him or her to observe the obligatory fast. Its purpose is: as a levy on the fasting person. The fasting of the month of the fasting person will be hanging between earth and heavens and it will not be raised up to the Divine Presence without paying the Fitr amount.” About Zakat, Mufti Nasir said that Zakat is payable at 2.5% of the wealth one possesses above the nisab. Nisab, which is equal to 85 grams of 24k gold, is the minimum amount of wealth one must have before they are liable to pay zakat—(KNO)


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J&K's Grand Mufti announces Rs 65 per person as Sadakat-ul-Fitr