SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir’s Grand Cleric, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, on Wednesday said that Muslim in the region should pay Rs 62 per person as Sadqa-e-Fitr (mandatory Eid-ul-Fitr charity) preferably till 15th of Ramadan so that the money reaches the needy and destitute amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Talking to KNO, the Grand Mufti said that given the rising cases of COVID-19, the poor, destitute and needy are not able to move to seek donations. “So, I urge people in Kashmir to pay Sadqa-e-Fitr by 15th of Ramadan so that the money reaches the needy and destitute well on time. I have fixed Rs 62 as Fitr amount but people must pay Rs 65 and more, if possible,” he said, adding that the poor should not feel dejected on Eid and they should be able to celebrate the festival with their children, which is only possible when Fitr money reaches them well before time.
The Grand Mufti also said that people should also pay Zakah (yearly alms) by 15th of Ramadan so that the money reaches the deserving people. He also urged people to follow COVID-19 SoPs in spirit to prevent any further spread. (KNO)