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Fitrah Values

  

The Fitrah values differ by region as they are based on the retail value of the specified items used to calculate the Fitrah amounts. The values should be treated as minimum values and people are encouraged to pay more. Remember that Fitrah is payable for EVERY member of the household, young or old, fasting or not. On the other hand, Fidyah is a compensation to be paid by a person who, for good reason e.g. serious illness, permanent disability or old age, is unable to fast during the month of Ramadhán.

Fitrah Values:          Hanafi              Shafi

Eastern Cape    =     R19.00           R26.00 

Gauteng Prov    =     R17.50           R22.50 

KwaZulu-Natal  =     R15.00

Northern Cape  =     R19.00           R25.00 

Western Cape  =                             R26.00 

 

 How to Calculate Fitrah

The Issue of Fidyah [Expiation]

Fidyah - a compensation to be paid by a person who, for good reason e.g. serious illness, permanent disability or old age, is unable to fast during the month of Ramadhán  

1.         Serious illness or permanent disability

Allah Says: “… And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day] … “[Al-Baqarah, 2:184] 

2.         Old Age which renders it difficult to observe the  fast:

Ibn ‘Abbas said: “It was permitted for the very elderly man (or woman) to feed a poor person for every day (that he did not fast), and he did not have to make up for the days.” [Ad-Daraqutni andAl-Hakim]