Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (also called Zakat-ul-Fitr) is an obligatory charity for every Muslim who possess the Nisab (a minimum amount of wealth); it must be paid before Eid-ul-Fitr (i.e. before the end of Ramadan). The wisdom behind this act is twofold:
- to purify the month long fasting of the Muslims
- to enable the poor and less fortunate to also enjoy the celebration of Eid
Hidaya Foundation uses the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr donations to provide food in the form of wheat, barley, grain, etc. for the less fortunate.
Sadaqat-ul-Fitr is $3.50 according to Hanafi school of thought or $7 according to other major schools of thought for each person in the family.