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A person who is mature and sane at the sunset of Eid al-Fitr and is not unconscious, poor and slave should pay Fitra for himself and those who eat his bread.

Each person should give one “sa”, which is approximately three-kilo grams, of common foods in his city, such as wheat, barley, dates, raisins, rice, corn,

If he also gives money instead, it is enough.

The necessary caution is that He should not give food that is not common in his city. Rather if it is wheat or barley, or dates or raisins.

The act of giving Fitra is a religious obligation. Muslims, see it as a way of purifying one’s wealth and purging oneself of selfishness and greed. Typically,  local Islamic authorities determine the amount of fitra to give.

Fitra is a term used in Islam to refer to an amount of money or a certain amount of food that we consider to be the basic necessity for a person to live for a day. We commonly give it to the poor and less fortunate in the community. As a form of charity during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

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