What is Zakat-ul-fitra and Silat-ul-Imam

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What is Zakat-ul-fitra and Silat-ul-Imam

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Unread post by Guest » Sun Dec 17, 2000 4:33 pm

Can somebody please explain what is zakat-ul-fitr and silat-ul-Imam? How is it calculated? Who should pay it? and why? and more importantly who should benefit from it?



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Unread post by Guest » Sun Dec 17, 2000 5:43 pm

Assalamu alaykum<p>Zakat ul?Fitr<br>At the time of sunset on Eid ul fitr night (i.e. the night preceding Eid day), whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, nor the slave of another, he should give, on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents, about three kilos per head of wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice or millet etc. It is also sufficient if he pays the price of one of these items in cash. As per obligatory precaution, he should not give from that food which is not staple in his place, even if it be wheat, barley, dates or raisins.<p>Sihmu l?Imam<br>The first half of khums is the share of the Imam. During the presence of the Imams, the sihmu 'l-Imam as well as the sihmu 's-sadat was given to them directly or to their specially appointed agents. The Imam, as the head of the sadat, was also responsible for distribution of sihmu 's-sadat among the sadat.<br>



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Unread post by Guest » Sun Dec 17, 2000 5:43 pm

Assalamu alaykum<p>Zakat ul?Fitr<br>At the time of sunset on Eid ul fitr night (i.e. the night preceding Eid day), whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, nor the slave of another, he should give, on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents, about three kilos per head of wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice or millet etc. It is also sufficient if he pays the price of one of these items in cash. As per obligatory precaution, he should not give from that food which is not staple in his place, even if it be wheat, barley, dates or raisins.<p>Sihmu l?Imam<br>The first half of khums is the share of the Imam. During the presence of the Imams, the sihmu 'l-Imam as well as the sihmu 's-sadat was given to them directly or to their specially appointed agents. The Imam, as the head of the sadat, was also responsible for distribution of sihmu 's-sadat among the sadat.<br>