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As salamu ala kum Imam please I need clarity on Eid ul fitr zadaka can we pay more than what is required? And can we pay on behalf of those who have passed away?

الجواب حامداومصليا

It is absolutely permissible to pay more than what is required of you regarding Zakat-ul Fitr or even the annual Zakat. As a matter of fact, the more you will spend, the more reward you will be entitled to.

You can also pay Sadaqah on behalf of the deceased ones as well. They will receive the reward Insha'Allah.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

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