Fitra 2022: The minimum amount of Fitra for 2022, a charity payment made by well-off Muslims at the conclusion of Ramadan, has been increased by Tk5 to Tk75 per person, while the highest rate remained unchanged at Tk2,310.
During a virtual meeting on Saturday, the National Committee on Fitra, chaired by committee President Hafez Mufti Mohammad Ruhul Amin, khatib at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, fixed the donation rate.
What is Fitra and who can give it?
Fitra, also known as Fitrah, Fitrana, or Zakat al Fitr, is a mandatory donation that Muslims must offer after seeing the Eid moon. Every family is required to do so.
Yes, family is the most important factor here. Fitra’s donation should be offered by the family’s head of household. He gifts it on behalf of all of his family members who will be celebrating Eid at his house. That implies that if you have a visitor who will be celebrating Eid with you, you must also comply with his Fitra.
Another stipulation is that you may only give the Fitra in your own city. Fitra is not to be confused with ‘Zakat.’
Zakat is a compulsory donation that Muslims must offer every year and is one of the pillars of Islam. Zakat can be donated at any time of the year. It is not required to offer it only during Ramadan, but most people do. You can send your Zakat to other areas of the globe if you know there are people in need, but Fitra must only be given in the city where you live.
A Fitra is a predetermined amount of food that must be provided. The phrase ‘food’ refers to the basic foods that everyone consumes, such as wheat, rice, barley, millet, dates, and so on. The ‘amount’ is also set. Wheat is normally 2.5 kg for each head. That implies that if you have a household of five, you must provide 2.5kg x 5. You can either contribute a bag of this wheat or rice or an equal amount of money.
The Fitra should ideally be offered after seeing the moon at the beginning of the month of Shawwal, which follows Ramadan. The 1st of Shawwal is Eid. Fitra is due before the Eid prayer, but because it is impossible to reach the poor and needy in the short hours between sunset and daybreak, Muslims begin giving Fitra on the 27th of Ramadan.
Furthermore, because Fitra is a little sum of money that is insufficient to cover the needs of all those whom we may like to assist, individuals prefer to contribute their Zakat for the year during Ramadan as well.
Fitra’s minimum and maximum levels are determined by taking into account the pricing of various commodities across the country.
Minimum and Maximum Fitra for 2022 (Bangladesh)
here are the minimum and maximum fitra set by the National Committee on Fitra for 2022 for Bangladeshi residents.
|Minimum Fitra For Bangladesh 2022||Maximum Fitra For Bangladesh 2022|
|75 Taka per person||2,310 Taka per person|