When are you supposed to pay Zakat al-Fitr? For example, must it be paid in the mosque you go to pray your Eid pray, or can you pay before than to a different charity of your choice which has a Zakat al-Fitr payment option?

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The jurists agree that Zakat-ul-Fitrr is due at the end of Ramadan. They differ, however, about the exact time. Al-Thawri, Ishaq, Malik (in one of two reports), and Al-Shafii (in one of his two opinions), are of the opinion that it is due at the sunset of the night of breaking the fast, for this is when the fast of Ramadan ends. However, Al-Layth, the Hanafi school, Al-Shafii (in his other opinion), and the second report of Malik say that Zakat-ul-Fitr is due at the start of Fajr (dawn) on the day of Eid because it is an act of worship connected withEid, so the time of its payment should not be before Eid just as sacrifice on theEid of Adha.[12]

These two different views acquire relevance if a baby is born after sunset but before dawn on the day of `Eid; the question then is whether Zakat-ul-Fitr is obligatory for the baby or not. In accordance with the first view, it is not, since the birth took place after the prescribed time, while according to the second view, it is obligatory because the birth took place within the prescribed space of time.[13]

Source: http://www.islamawareness.net/Zakat/fitr003.html

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