I know the following hadith:

The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered (Muslims) to give one Sa' of dates or one Sa' of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr. The people rewarded two Mudds of wheat as equal to that.


I want to ask the precise amount in cash that this is equal to in USD for the current year. Please mention the rates as in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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    There's no sadaqah of fitr, but zakat al-fitr. As sadaqah is a free donation, while zakat is prescribed!
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 18 '17 at 20:15
  • See my new meta post. That depends on schools of fiqh and their interpretation, starting with the interpretation what Sa' and mudd actually are, there are many of them.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 18 '17 at 20:25
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    2.7 kg of staple food per person that you eat, To be given after sunset of 27th/28th ramadaan and before eid prayer to poor muslims
    – user22565
    Jun 19 '17 at 5:23
  • Do you follow a certain school of thought? The hanafi school basically allows you to pay with money instead of food, while the other madhabs do not. There are some different of opinions within the madhabs, but for instance, madhab maliki, the most "accurate" opinion is that one may not give money instead of food; see here in arabic - سعيد الكملي while this is true, the moroccans tend to give their zakat ul fitr with money (while they follow madhab maliki), they follow this fatwa, @Medi1Saif could correct me if i am wrong.
    – Kilise
    Jun 23 '17 at 18:15
  • @Kilise when i was still living in Morocco we never payed money, but lately it became established the fatwa you pointed at is if i've remember well 7 years old.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 23 '17 at 19:08

The best is go to market near you and check how much 2.25 kg of wheat flour costs. Now that amount is MINIMUM fitrana wajib for every family member. If you want to pay more for more reward from Allah you can calculate for barley, dates, raisins or cheese.

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