KARACHI – Muslims can pay 100 rupees ahead like Fitra if they want to make a payment based on the price of wheat flour, Central Committee chairman Ruet-i-Hilal Mufti Muibi Reibman said on Monday.
Al-Fitra sunset is a mandatory act in Islamic jurisprudence, which means charity for the needy, a certain amount, and method of calculation, on Eid al-Fitr day.
Mufti Munib said in a statement that Fitra calculated up to Rs 320 per head for barley, Rs 1,600 for dates, Rs 1,920 for raisins and Rs 3,540 for cheese,
The mufti said that if someone could not fast for the entire month of Ramadan, he or she should pay 3,750 rupees in Fidya (compensation) if the payment would be made based on the price of flour, 9,600 rupees in the case of barley, 48,000 rupees in the case of dates, 57,600 rupees for raisins and 106,200 rupees for cheese.
The benchmark for repentance for a false oath was set at Rs 1,250 (flour), Rs 3,200 (barley), Rs 16,000 (dates), Rs 19,200 (raisins) and Rs 35,400 (cheese).
As in other parts of the world, Muslims in Pakistan celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with fasting, prayer, and donations to charity. This is the month that the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over 1,400 years ago.
Fasting from dawn to dusk this month is one of the five main pillars of Islam. This year, Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, began on April 25 (Saturday). At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival.