Friday 6 Muḥarram 1446 - 12 July 2024
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Zakat Al-Fitr for an Unborn Child

Question

Should Zakat Al-Fitr be paid on behalf of a child who is still in his mother’s womb or not?

Summary of answer

It is recommended to pay Zakat Al-Fitr for unborn child because of what `Uthman did, but it is not obligatory because there is no evidence to that effect.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is recommended to pay Zakat Al-Fitr for unborn child because of what `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) did, but it is not obligatory because there is no evidence to that effect. 

For more details, please refer to the following answers: 69, 49793 , 207225 , 145563 , 37636 , 12938 , and 22888 .  

And Allah is the Source of strength. 

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Source: Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, 9/366