Bangladesh sets minimum Fitra at Tk 70 per person

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2021-04-21 17:20:07 BdST

Muslims hugging and greeting each other after offering prayers at Eid-ul-Azha congregation at the National Eidgah ground on Monday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

The minimum level of Fitra has been set at Tk 70 per person this year, while the maximum has been set at Tk 2,310.

The decision was announced following a virtual meeting of the National Fitra Committee on Wednesday.

The meeting was led by committee President Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, a senior pesh imam at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

Fitra, also known as Zakat al-fitr or fitrana, is a form of compulsory charity that Muslims pay at the end of Ramadan.

The Fitra was unanimously set by the committee based on the prices of a basket of items, including wheat and flour.

Fitra can be paid by giving 1.65kg of high quality wheat or flour, with a market price of Tk 70, to the needy.

In a statement, the Islamic Foundation said the Fitra had been set according to the price of wheat, flour, barley, raisins, dates and cheese across the country.