Sahih Bukhari, Chapter: Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr)

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From: Sahih Bukhari
Chapter No. 25, Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr)
Hadith No: 587
Narrated/Authority of Nafi
Ibn Umar said, "The Prophet made incumbent on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (or said Sadaqa-Ramadan)." The people then substituted half Sa' of wheat for that. Ibn Umar used to give dates (as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr). Once there was scarcity of dates in Medina and Ibn Umar gave barley. And Ibn Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr for every young and old person. He even used to give on behalf of my children. Ibn Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr to those who had been officially appointed for its collection. People used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (even) a day or two before the Eid.

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