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27005: Zakaat al-Fitr on behalf of a foetus

Should zakaat al-fitr be paid on behalf of a child who is still in his mother’s womb or not?.

Published Date: 2002-12-04
Praise be to Allaah.  

It is mustahabb to pay it because of what ‘Uthmaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) did, but it is not obligatory because there is no evidence to that effect. 

And Allaah is the Source of strength. 

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