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Our Imam of the Mosque says that Zakat Ul Fitr is wajib on every Muslim who is Sahib-e-Nisab but if He/She is not he/she can pay it. Is it Really the fact?

  • It is ordered for every Muslim without exceptions. – Medi1Saif Jun 22 '17 at 12:03
  • How can I argue him that he is wrong. He came up with a book written by a student of Ahmed Raza Khan Brelvi and said that it is written in the book that every person who is Sahib e Nasab has to pay fitrah i.e. its wajib on him/her. – Saqlain Ishtiaq Jun 22 '17 at 12:06
  • @SaqlainIshtiaq You can show him this link. thefatwa.com/urdu/questionID/678 – geekFromPeshawar Jun 22 '17 at 17:16
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As far as Zakat ul Fitr is concerned, you can check these Hadith in the given hadiths:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) has made Sadaqat-ul-Fitr obligatory, (and it was), either one Sa' of barley or one Sa' of dates (and its payment was obligatory) on young and old people, and on free men as well as on slaves.

Hadith About Zakat ul Fitr in Sahih Bukhari

It is also to be found in: Hadith About Zakat ul Fitr in Sahih Muslim.


Apart from that, all the Four Imams consider it as Wajib. Below you can see the transcripts from all four schools of thought.

Note: Wajib is also Obligatory, but somewhat lower than Fardh.

In a Fiqh Hanbali Book العدة شرح العمدة it is stated like this.

وهي واجبة على كل مسلم إذا ملك فضلًا عن قوته وقوت عياله ليلة العيد ويومه

And this (Zakatul Fitr) is Wajib on every Muslim, when he has the wealth more than his needs and his children's need on the night and day of Eid (Eid ul Fitr).

In Fiqh Maliki Book الذَّخِيرَة للقرافي it goes like this:

هِيَ وَاجِبَةٌ عِنْدَ مَالِكٍ وَالْأَئِمَّةِ

This (Zakatul Fitr) is Wajib according to (Imam) Malik and other Imams.

In Shafa'i Fiqh Book روضة الطالبين وعمدة المفتين it is stated as:

زَكَاةُ الْفِطْرِ, هِيَ وَاجِبَةٌ

Zakatul Fitr, this is Wajib.

And in Hanafi Fiqh Book الهداية في شرح بداية it goes like this:

صدقة الفطر واجبة على الحر المسلم إذا كان مالكا لمقدار النصاب فاضلا عن مسكنه وثيابه وأثاثه وفرسه وسلاحه وعبيده

Sadaqa tul Fitr (Zakatul Fitr) is Wajib on every Free Muslim, while he is in possession of Nisab, which is extra than his home, clothes, furniture, horses (means of Transport), weapons and Slaves.

  • So to whom should I follow Except Hanfi sect all three are almost same but when it came to hanfi they considered that it is wajib if you are sahib e nasab. – Saqlain Ishtiaq Jun 22 '17 at 12:09
  • not only Hanafi, but all Four say that it is Wajib. – geekFromPeshawar Jun 22 '17 at 17:08
  • As said as a comment on your otger post hanafi wajib is unlike rest of schools wajib=fard. – Medi1Saif Jun 22 '17 at 17:22
  • @Medi1Saif Yeah Bro, You are Right. – geekFromPeshawar Jun 22 '17 at 17:38
  • @geekFromPeshawar I mean is there any nasab? – Saqlain Ishtiaq Jun 23 '17 at 8:07

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