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Zakat al-Fitr on behalf of a foetus

Question

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

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

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

And Allah is the Source of strength. 

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