Minimum Fitra fixed at Tk 70

Staff Correspondent

22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

This years’ minimum Fitra has been fixed at Tk 70 while the maximum one at Tk 2,310 per person.

The National Fitra Fixing Committee of Islamic Foundation fixed the Fitra at a virtual meeting on Wednesday.

President of the National Fitra Fixing Committee and senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Hafez Maulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman presided over the meeting.

The minimum and maximum rates of Fitra have been determined on the basis of market prices of wheat, flour, barley, raisin, date and cheese collected from all parts of the country.

As per the Islamic Shariah, the rate for Fitra per person can be based on one of the prices of flour, date, raisin, cheese or barley.

People of the Muslim community can choose one of those goods or its maximum market value to pay Fitra.

The amount of the money, or the equivalent foodstuff, is distributed among the poor during Sadkatul Fitr or Fitra before the Eid-ul-Fitr congregation.

Muslims, with minimal affluence, are obligated to pay Fitra or charity gift to the poor ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, their biggest religious festival.