Saudi Grand Mufti: Paying Fitr Zakat in cash ‘not advisable’
Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh said the zakat should be in form of food so the poor and needy can enjoy eid
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and head of the Senior Scholars Commission and Ifta Council Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh pointed out that paying Zakat Al-Fitr in cash to the needy is against the Islamic Shariah teachings.
He said the Zakat should be in form of food so that the poor and needy can enjoy Eid Al-Fitr like other Muslims. He added that Zakat should be paid out before Eid prayers and in the country where the Muslim happens to be.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.