Zakat

Zakatul-Fitr Rate In Malaysia for Year 2019/ 1440H.

The glorious month of Ramadan is back again. This post will show the rate of Zakatul-Fitr for year 2019 for all states in Malaysia. The payment of zakatul-fitr can be done during the month of Ramadan from the beginning until the end of Ramadan (eid).

Zakatul-fitr or also known as zakat of self/body, zakat fasting or zakat Ramadan. Zakatul-fitr is a compulsory duty on every Muslim. Paying Zakatul-fitr is a mandatory requirement for every Muslim who is independent and capable of removing it in time to cover the old and the young, the male or the female and the mind or not.

Zakat al-fitr can cleanse and purify the fasting souls of futility and thus the payment of the al-fitr can be used to help poor people prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-fitr. The rate issued is based on the basic food of a country such as rice. The rate released is one bushel of Baghdad equivalent to a metric weight 2.60 kilograms (2600 grams). The value of this rate varies from time to time depending on the price of rice consumed by most Muslims in a country.

Here are the zakatul-fitr rate fees for the year 2019/1440H for all states in Malaysia: –

There are states that have more than one zakat rate. Zakat payers should choose the rate of zakatul-fitr base on the type of rice that becomes their daily food. For example:

State of Perak:
-5% Local Special Super Rice: RM7.00
-Imported White Rice, Brown Rice, Spice Rice, Fragrance Rice, Herb Pony: RM14.00
-Basmathi Rice Type, Japanese Rice, Red Rice: RM21.00

State of Kedah:
-5% Local Special Super Rice: RM7.00
-Super Rice Import, War Rice, Spice Rice, Fragrance Rice, Herb Pony: RM14.00
-Basmathi Rice Type, Japanese Rice, Red Rice: RM21.00

State of Melaka:
-5% Local Special Super Rice: RM7.00
-Imported rice such as Fragrant Rice, Basmathi Rice and the like: RM14.00

State of Johor:
-Local Super Rice: RM7.00
-Apart from the Local Super Rice varieties such as Import Rice (Fragrant Rice, Basmathi Rice) and the like: RM10.00

Where should I pay Zakat al-Fitr?

According to the honorable Shaikh Mohammad bin Salih Al-‘Uthaimeen, it does allowed for a person to pay Zakatul-Fitr for himself or his family if they are not in the city or country with him.

This means that, if he was in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and they were in Selangor, it is permissible to pay Zakatul-Fitr for them in KL, but it is better for a person to pay Zakatul-Fitr in the place in which the time for its payment overtakes him, so if it overtakes him when he is in KL, he should pay it in KL and if he is in Selangor, then he should pay it in Selangor. If some of his family members are in KL and some of them in Selangor, then those in Selangor should pay it in Selangor and those in KL should pay it in KL, because Zakatul-Fitr is due from each person.

Hopefully this post will benefit all Muslims especially who live in Malaysia.

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