The meaning of Fitrah in Islamic terms is the charity in a specific which is in the month of Ramadan to the needy people. It has to be paid by the head of the family according to his affordability in a specified amount every year by the scholars of Islam. Muslims give Fitra before Eid to ensure that others around them are in the position to celebrate Eid with them. One cannot be happy celebrating while his neighbor goes hungry. We are commanded to care for those around us just like we care for our own families.
Fitrah is compulsory on us and it varies as per the rate of Raisins, Barley, Wheat, and other related commodities.
Fitrah has a key significance in Islam and we should pay it to the people who deserve it the most. May Allah give guidance to all of us.