The Book of Zakat al-Fitr - كتاب زكاة الفطر:
|Topic/Issue:||2601 - Persons on Whom it is obligatory|
|Agreement:||They agreed unanimously that the Muslims are the addressees in the command,
whether male or female, minor or major, slave or freeman.
As to the persons on whose behalf it is obligatory, they
agreed that it is obligatory on each person who is able to pay it on his own
behalf, for it is a zakah on the person and not on wealth. It is also obligatory on
the person to pay it on behalf of his minor children if they do not own
The majority maintain that a man is not
obliged to pay on behalf of his minor children if they have their own wealth
sufficient for zakatul -fitr.
Affluence is not a condition for this kind of zakat,according to most of the
jurists, and there is no nisab, but they only stipulated that this zakat be a
surplus over his need for food for himself and for his family.
The majority maintain that this zakat is not dependent on the prerequisite
of being a mukallaf (that is, a person responsible for the performance of
worship), as is the case with other forms of worship. The obligation, therefore,
applies to minors and slaves (and to the insane person). (It is to be paid on
their behalf by their guardian or maintainer.)
|Tags :||Worship, Zakah, Categories, Qualifications,Poor,Needy|
|See Also:||Amount of wealth that precludes the entitlement to sadaqa|
|Last Updated:||2011-02-12 |
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