Answered by our Shaykh, the ‘Allaamah, the Trustworthy Adviser, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajoori – may Allaah preserve him – on the 27th, Ramadhaan, 1440 H
Is sugar sufficient to be given as Zakaat-ul-Fitr?
Zakaat-ul-Fitr is to be from the most common food sustenance of a country, and sugar is not a food sustenance, for verily a poor person could remain hungry with the presence of sugar with him, so it is not correct to be (given) as Zakaat-ul-Fitr but rather it is from the complementary goods, and success is with Allaah.
Transcribed to Arabic by: Thaabit Al-Hadhrami may Allah reward him with good
Translated by : Abu ‘Abdillah ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi
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