What Is Fitrana And Why Should You Give It?

Fitrana is also called as zakat al fitr and it is a compulsory charity given at the end of Ramadan. Muslims should give fitrana to thank that they completed the holy month of Ramadan. Fitrana is also given to make sure that the poor people can celebrate the festival of Eid at the end of Ramadan. Eid is the time of the year when every individual wants to celebrate and buy new things. So the fitrana is for the people who are suffering to make both ends meet. Fitrana is a blessing from Allah for the person which is why it should be given before the time of Eid. It is obligatory upon the head of the family according to his affordability. It is recommended that you go out and seek people who are in need of your charity. Find the people in your city who are needy and unable to have a happy Eid. This is recommended. According to the Muslim traditions (hadith), a needy relatives has more right over your Fitra, followed by your neighbour and then an educated one and then so on. The reason for this, is that Islam places special emphasis on family and community relations. We are asked to hold on to maintain family ties at all costs.

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