From Fasting to Festivities: Your Ultimate Fitrana and Eid Holidays Guide 

Eid ul Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. This joyous occasion is celebrated by Muslims all over the world with great enthusiasm and fervor. Along with the Eid celebrations come the traditions of fitrana and holiday festivities. 

Fitrana, also known as Sadqa ul-Fitr, every Muslim is responsible for paying the charity money at the end of Ramadan, regardless of whether they were able to fast or not. The act of giving charity at the end of Ramadan can be seen as a way of expressing gratitude to Allah SWT for this holy month. Any underprivileged person can use this money to celebrate Eid al-Fitr by purchasing clothing, food, and other items that bring joy to them and their families. It is recommended that the Fitrana be paid prior to the Eid al-Fitr prayer so that the deserving can make preparations accordingly. The head of every family can pay the Fitrana on behalf of all the family members. If you are unsure about how to calculate or determine the appropriate Fitrana amount, we have got you covered. 

Fitrana Amount 2023 

The minimum amount payable for Fitrana for every Muslim, including children, is equivalent to 2.25kg of staple food such as flour, rice, etc. This amount is calculated to be Rs. 320 in Pakistan in 2023. If you are fortunate enough to have an abundance of wealth, you may choose to pay more than the minimum Fitrana amount. 

Eligibility for Fitrana 

The individuals who are eligible to receive this money are those to whom you can pay the Fitrana amount. 

– Low-income households (The Poor) 

– Someone who is in difficulty 

– Zakat administrators who distribute 

– Slaves and captives 

– People in debt 

Having learned how to calculate the Fitrana amount for Ramadan 2023, we encourage you to pay the amount to those who are in need so that everyone of us have a better and more joyful Eid al-Fitr celebration. 

In addition to fitrana, Eid ul Fitr is also a time for holiday festivities. It is a time for families to come together, exchange gifts, and enjoy traditional foods. Many Muslims also dress up in new clothes and decorate their homes to mark the occasion. 

As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the holidays are scheduled to commence on Friday, April 21, and will continue until Tuesday, April 25. According to the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC), it is probable that Eid al-Fitr will be observed throughout the country on Saturday, April 22 this year. 

On Thursday evening, If the crescent is observed then Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, April 21. According to the Secretary-General, RHRC, the birth of the moon is expected to occur on Thursday, April 20, at 9:13am Pakistan time. On the evening of the 29th of Ramazan, the moon’s age at sunset should be more than 19 hours for sighting. However, in all areas of Pakistan, it will be less than 10 hours. 

May this Eid usher in abundance and progress for our nation.  It is a time to give back to the community, strengthen our bonds of solidarity, and renew our commitment to our faith. The traditions of fitrana and holiday festivities serve as reminders of the importance of charity, gratitude, and family. As Muslims around the world come together to celebrate Eid, let us remember the true meaning and spirit of this joyous occasion. WISHING EVERYONE A JOYOUS EID!