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Zakat al Fitr, also known as Fitrana, is a distinct charity from Zakat. While Zakat is an obligatory annual payment of a percentage of one’s wealth to the poor, Zakat al Fitr is a separate charitable obligation associated with Ramadan. It must be paid by the head of the household so long as their wealth reaches the Zakah Nisab on the day of eid, for every family member, including children and the elderly, before the Eid prayer. The purpose of Zakat al Fitr is to enable the less fortunate to celebrate Eid and purify the fasting person from any shortcomings during Ramadan.
The Nisab is the minimum level of wealth required for Zakat obligation. It prevents individuals from giving more than their means and is based on prevailing market values of gold and silver.
Currently, the Nisab threshold is calculated using:
613 grams of silver at its current market value
88 grams of gold at its current market value
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