Eid ul Fitr marks the conclusion of Ramadan, a month of fasting in the Islamic calendar. Celebrated worldwide, it is a time of joy and festivity.
Fitrana (Sadqa ul-Fitr):
Fitrana, also known as Sadqa ul-Fitr, is a mandatory charity given at the end of Ramadan, expressing gratitude to Allah and ensuring the underprivileged can celebrate Eid.
Timing of Payment:
It is recommended to pay Fitrana before the Eid prayer, and the head of the family can cover the amount on behalf of all family members.
In 2023, every Muslim, including children, is required to pay a minimum Fitrana of 2.25kg of staple food, valued at Rs. 320 in Pakistan, with encouragement to contribute beyond the minimum.
3. Eligibility for Fitrana Recipients:
Low-Income Households: The poor are eligible.
Those Facing Difficulties: Individuals facing various challenges.
Zakat Administrators: Those involved in Zakat distribution.
Slaves and Captives: Individuals in such conditions.
People in Debt: Those burdened by debts.
4. Encouraging Fitrana Contributions:
Encourage all eligible Muslims to calculate and pay their Fitrana, fostering a more joyful Eid celebration for everyone.
5. Eid ul Fitr Holiday Festivities:
Family Togetherness: A time for families to come together.
Gift Exchange: Traditions of exchanging gifts.
Traditional Foods: Enjoying customary Eid foods.
New Clothes and Decorations: Muslims often dress in new clothes and decorate their homes.
6. Holiday Dates for 2023:
Holidays from April 21 to April 25 align with the nationwide observation of Eid al-Fitr on Saturday, April 22, based on the Ministry of Interior and the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC).
Despite the moon being less than 10 hours old at sunset in all areas of Pakistan, people will celebrate Eid.
7. Eid Wishes and Emphasis on Values:
Community Support: May this Eid bring abundance and progress, emphasizing community support and solidarity.
Reinforcing Values: Fitrana and holiday traditions reinforce the values of charity, gratitude, and family.
True Spirit of Eid: As Muslims globally celebrate Eid, let’s uphold the true meaning and spirit of this joyous occasion.
Wishing everyone a joyous Eid!