The Amount of Zakat Al-Fitr

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Masjid As-Sunnah is pleased to announce that the amount of saa’ (a measurement: four double handfuls) of food, that is due for zakat al-fitr, is equal to 3 kilograms. This should be from the predominant type of food that is consumed in the area. Here in America, the most predominant food is rice and wheat. Therefore, zakat al-fitr can be 3 kilograms of rice or wheat.

After researching prices for these two types of food, we found out that the average price for a kilo is $2.65 which makes the amount of zakat al-fitr to be $8 as a minimum.