How many is Mudd of Rice and Sa' of Rice? I have told my Shafii Friend that it is permissible also to give Sadaqatul Fitr in Money, it is mentioned in Fiqhul Minhaji He said, this is only an opinion of some Mutaakhkhireen, we don't take that qawl Is He correct?




Assalamu Alaykum,

 One ṣā’ (صاع) is 2.03 litres. That comprises of 5 ½ Iraqi riṭl, or 4 mudd (مد). This makes each mudd 0.5075 liters, which for ease is often seen rounded off as 0.51 liters.

According to the Shafi’i school, Zakat al-Fitr must be given in the staple food of ones locality. [Minhaj al-Talibin, Kitab al-Zakah] The Hanafi school permits paying Zakat al-Fitr by giving its monetary equivalent, which has been said to be preferable in the the school. [Al-Durr al-Mukhtar] It is permissible to act upon this view, as our scholars have explicitly stated that it is not obligatory to follow one madhhab in all of ones dealings.

Wa Allahu a'lam

Question Answered by: Shaykh Isa Husain