IRSYAD AL-FATWA SERIES RAMADHAN EDITION 63: THE WISDOM OF ZAKAT FITRAH

ramadhan edition 63

Question:

Assalamualaikum wbt,

What are the wisdoms of zakat fitrah?

 

Answer:

Waalaikumussalam wrt, wbt.,

Alhamdulillah, praise and thanks to Allah for the countless blessings He has blessed us all with. Blessings and salutations to the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, his wives, his family, companions and all those that follow his teachings to the day of judgement.

Regarding the wisdoms of zakat fitrah, it has been stated in a hadith from Ibn Abbas R.Anhuma, he said:

فَرَضَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ طُهْرَةً لِلصَائِمِ مِنَ الْلَغْوِ وَالْرَفَثِ، وَطُعْمَةً لِلْمَسَاكِيْنِ

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prescribed the sadaqah (alms) relating to the breaking of the fast as a purification of the fasting from empty and obscene talk and as food for the poor.”

Sunan Abu Daud (1609)

Generally, zakat fitrah functions as:

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