It is related that Ibn ‘Umar said,
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made zakat al-Fitr obligatory for the Muslims – slave and free, male and female, young and old, being a sa’ of dates or a sa’ of barley. He commanded that it be paid before people went out to the prayer.
Useful Articles (Hanafi based):
- Confused about Zakat and Zakat al-Fitr
- What if one forgets to pay Zakat al-Fitr before Eid prayer?
- Zakat and Fitr Can Not Be Given For Projects and Da’wah: The Meaning of ‘In the Way of Allah’ Can Zakat be paid to build mosques, schools, hospitals and other ways of good.
- Sadaqa Al-Fitr: The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari