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Rs 65 to be paid as Sadqat-ul-Fitr per person

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Amount fixed after thorough consensus with all Ulemas from Kashmir, Jammu: Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul Islam Saturday said that Rs 65 have been fixed as the Sadqat-ul-Fitr per person this Ramzan while as there is no harm in paying more depending upon the financial capacity of the person.

He said that the amount for Sadqat-ul-Fitr has been fixed after thorough consensus with the Ulema from Kashmir and Jammu regions.

He said that one religious organisation, Sautul-Awliya has announced Rs 70 in their individual capacity. If any person wants to pay Rs 70 or more than that, there is no harm as rewards will be more, said the Grand Mufti said.

He said Sadqat-ul-Fitr is to be paid to the downtrodden, poor, destitute, orphans, homeless and not to Masjids, Shrines, Khanqahas or any religious organisation. Mufti Nasir-ul Islam said that Fitr amount should reach to the deserving people ahead of Eid so that they too can celebrate the festival along with others.

He said the Fitr amount was fixed after consensus with the Ulema from Kashmir and Jammu regions respectively that include head of Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, patron of  Darul Uloom Rahimiya Bandipora, Moulana Rehmatullah Qasimi, also from Darul Uloom Bandipora Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi, Mufti Muzaffar, Mufti Abdur Raheem via Baramulla. Khateeb at the shrine of Hazrat Naqshband Sahab (RA) Prof Muhammad Tayib Kamili, Chairman Karwani-e-Islami Ghulam Rasool Hami, from Sautul Awliya Fayaz Ahmed Rizvi, Shia Scholars Aga Syed Al Hassan Mosvi, Aga Syed Haadi and Masoor Abbas Ansari, Muhammad Yaseen Kirmani, Gen Sec Muslim Personal Law Board, Mufti Himayon, Shabir Ahmed Geelani, Abdur Hameed Nayeemi, Moulana Younus and Abdur Rehman Ashrafi from Qazigund. From Jammu, Ulema’s who were part of the consensus include Mufti Nazir Ahmed, Mufti Shabir Ahmed Noori, Qari Ali Hussain, Haji Muhammad Shafi Nasri, Mufti Liyqat Ali Rajouri, Master Ashraf from Kathua, Moulana Muzaffar Hussian Rizvi from Jammu, Moulana Shafi Rizvi from Samba, Mufti Muhammad Iqbal from Poonch, Hafiz Syed Yasir from Udhampur, Bashir Ahmed Qadri and Reasi and Haji Muhammad Tariq from Jammu.


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