Zakat Al-Fitr: Poor need cash more than rice

Updated 16 July 2015

Zakat Al-Fitr: Poor need cash more than rice

RIYADH: Senior scholar Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq has said the poor need cash more than rice in Zakat Al-Fitr. “We should not blame those who want to give Zakat Al-Fitr in cash; there are considerable doctrinal views which allow it, and we must respect each other in such matters.”
Another senior scholar Sheikh Qais Al-Mubarak backed it, saying it is permissible to take the Hanafiah model to pay the Zakat Al-Fitr in cash which is SR25 per person.
Zakat Al-Fitr is supposed to be given by every Muslim before the Eid prayer.


Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

Updated 25 August 2019

Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

  • The drone was fired from Sana'a and was targeting Khamis Mushayt
  • This is the latest in a spate of drone attacks launched by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks launched by the Iranian-backed militia, and just hours after the Houthis had targeted the same southwestern Saudi city in a matter of hours.

The Sunday morning attack was launched from the Yemeni city of Sana’a.

There were also 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border earlier in August.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki later told media that all attempts by the militia to attack Saudi Arabia would be thwarted.

And he said that the continued targeting of civilian areas including airports was in direct violation of international law.