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f:471 -    Can we give Sadqa Fitr on others behalf
Country : India,
Name : Muhammad Ali
Question:     Can we give Sadqa Fitr on others behalf?
Answer:     Sadqa Fitr becomes Compulsory (Wajib) as soon as the day of Eid dawns.  The time limit for Sadqa Fitr is the whole life itself and can be given any time, but it is Mustahab to give it on the day of Eid before going to the Eidgah.   It can be given after the Salaat Ul EId as well.  It should be kept in mind that as long as it is not given, it remains Wajib and must be given, no matter how long a time passes.  As given in Fatawa A’alamgiri, Vol 1, Pg No: 192.

A person must give Sadqa Fitr of those members of the family for whom a person is responsible like minor children etc.  It is not Wajib (Compulsory) to give Sadqa Fitr of the adults and the wife etc.

If you want to give Sadqa Fitr on someone's behalf, then it is compulsory to take their permission.  However, it is not necessary to take permission if you are giving Sadqa Fitr for the adults and the wife.  If you give Sadqa Fitr without their permission, even then it is correct.  As given in Fatawa A'alamgiri, Vol. Pg No. 193.  If you want to give Sadqa Fitr on behalf of others, then take their permission.  Without their permission, Sadqa Fitr cannot be given.  

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Shaykh ul Fiqh, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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