Zakat Al-Fitr: Poor need cash more than rice

Zakat Al-Fitr: Poor need cash more than rice
Updated 16 July 2015

Zakat Al-Fitr: Poor need cash more than rice

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.