Zakat Fitrah is not just a religious obligation, but also a means to cleanse the soul.

  4 April 2024 23:45 - Zakat Fitrah is a form of zakat that must be paid by every Muslim in the month of Ramadan before the Eid al-Fitr prayers. This zakat has a deep purpose in strengthening social ties, cleansing the soul, and helping others in need.

Zakat Fitrah has its foundation in the teachings of the Islamic religion which are found in the Koran and Hadith. The concept is based on the understanding that every Muslim is obliged to help others who are less fortunate, especially during the month of Ramadan as a form of gratitude for the blessings given by Allah SWT. Zakat Fitrah is also interpreted as a way to cleanse the soul from mistakes and sins that occur during the fasting month.

Zakat Fitrah is not just a religious obligation , but is also a means to cleanse the soul, strengthen social solidarity, and help those who are less fortunate. By understanding the concept, wisdom and procedures for zakat fitrah, Muslims can carry it out with full awareness and sincerity. Hopefully the zakat fitrah paid can be a means to get closer to Allah SWT and help fellow human beings.

This zakat has procedures starting from the amount, distribution laws to the time of payment. These provisions and regulations are obtained from the agreed Islamic religious law. The laws regarding when paying zakat fitrah are divided into several types, such as permissible, sunnah, obligatory, makruh, and haram.

The time for paying zakat fitrah generally starts from the 1st of Ramadan to the 1st of Shawwal. Then there are certain time periods recommended by Rasullah SAW when paying zakat fitrah. If you want to know more specific information about the timing of zakat fitrah payments, you can see the information below. As reported by from various sources, Thursday (4/4).

5 Time for payment of zakat fitrah.

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Before paying zakat fitrah, it would be better for you to know about the criteria for legal periods based on Islamic law. It contains various laws regarding the timing of zakat payments, starting from permissible to haram. The hadith of the Prophet Muhammad which narrates this matter has been narrated by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah.

This hadith reads, "The Messenger of Allah required zakat fitrah as a purification for those who fast from vain speech and vile speech, and as a means of providing food for the poor. Whoever pays it before the Eid prayer, then he receives zakat. But whoever pays it after the Eid prayer, then it counts as an ordinary sunnah alms."

Here are 5 times for paying zakat fitrah that you need to know.

1. Permissible time

The permissible time for making zakat payments starts from the 1st of the month of Ramadan. Mubah is a term in Islam which is interpreted as permissible or permissible. Mubah law is also the permissibility of everything because it does not violate any Islamic sharia law. Therefore, permissible time is permitted time. Every Muslim is allowed to pay zakat fitrah starting from the date of the 1st of Ramadan. As for paying zakat fitrah before entering the 1st of Ramadan, it means that it is prohibited or not permitted.

2. Mandatory time

The obligatory time to pay zakat fitrah is at the end of the last few days of the month of Ramadan until the 1st of Shawwal. In Islam, everything that refers to mandatory law is an activity that must be done and must not be abandoned. If you do obligatory deeds, you will definitely get a reward, and if you leave them, you will get sin. Thus, the time required to pay zakat fitrah is the last few days of the month of Ramadan, starting from the last 10 days, until the 1st of Shawwal.

You are free to choose one of the times between these provisions. Anyone who has enough to pay zakat fitrah within that time period, is required to set aside a small amount of his wealth to pay zakat. Zakat fitrah payments can be made to yourself, your partner, family, or representatives of other people. The most important thing is its validity and also the intention to pay zakat fitrah to gain His blessing.

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3. Sunnah time

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The sunnah time for paying zakat fitrah is the time after the morning prayer until before the start of the Eid al-Fitr prayer. In Islam, everything that refers to the behavior, words and commands of the Prophet Muhammad SAW is sunnah. Sunnah is the second level after obligatory, so the meaning of sunnah is that if the practice is done you will get a reward, and if the practice is not done you will not get anything.

More simply, sunnah practices are practices that the Prophet Muhammad SAW recommended for Muslims to practice. The time recommended by Rasulullah SAW to pay zakat fitrah is starting after the completion of the Maghrib prayer on the last day of Ramadan until the start of the Eid al-Fitr prayer. When the sound of takbiran is heard throughout the country, you should immediately pay zakat fitrah.

4. Makruh time

The time allowed for paying zakat fitrah is the time after the completion of the Eid al-Fitr prayer until the end of Shawwal 1. In Islam, Makruh is any act that is not forbidden/absolutely prohibited because it violates Islamic law, but is recommended not to be done because it has the potential to lead to things that are forbidden or harm other people.

Therefore, whoever does makruh actions will not receive any reward, while those who abandon makruh actions will get a reward. As for the time that is still allowed to pay zajat fitrah, it is better to do it before that time, starting from after the Eid al-Fitr prayer has finished, until the evening call to prayer arrives on Shawwal 1. Anyone who wants to pay zakat fitrah outside the specified time period is considered haram.

5. Haram time

The forbidden time to pay zakat fitrah is after Shawwal 1 ends. In Islam, haram is the law for all actions that are prohibited from being carried out. The reason is because the action is not appropriate or even violates the Islamic shari'ah that has been established. Whoever commits a prohibited act will surely suffer a sin and his deeds will not be accepted.

Therefore, Muslims should not pay zakat fitrah beyond the 1st of Shawwal. If someone still wants to set aside some of their wealth after the end of the zakat period, then this practice will be recorded as alms.

That's the article about the 5 times for paying zakat fitrah. The hope is that once you know the information regarding the timing of paying zakat fitrah, you can pay off the worship according to the recommended time. It would be better if you did it at the sunnah time, and you should avoid times that are makruh or haram. Hopefully this information is useful!