Zakat Fitrah

I brought my 9 year old boy yesterday to the mosque to see the paying of the fitrah for the first time. I told him that if the fitrah is not paid, then our pahala for the fasting will not be delivered. He kept a copy of the receipt and told me that it is proof that it has been paid.

I went to the mosque at about 12 noon and was the only one seen paying for it. The other imams were sitting there waiting for people to pay their zakat but there does not seem to be anyone paying it. But after the Friday prayer, the queues at each imam were really long. If you want to avoid long queues, pay early.

So, this is a reminder. If you have not paid your zakat fitrah or your parents or your other half, please do so by today. Tonight is the sighting of the new moon and if it is sighted, you have until tomorrow before Sembahyang Hari Raya to pay for it. If anyone reading this is not from Brunei and would like to share how much it is that you have to pay wherever you are outside Brunei, please, you are welcome to do so. We can share it with the world.

This year, the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) has set the value of Fitrah Tithe that must be paid by each Muslim at 2kg 268g of rice, which can be paid in money - $1.93 for normal rice and B$2.84 for fragrant rice, whichever rice is consumed by a family.


baz said…

hehe, i dun hav to fly outside to know... in saudi is 15 riyals according cik lie..... :)
Ujieka said…
in nz, its NZD10.00 =)
selamat hari raya aidilfitri

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