The Amount of Sadaqat al-Fitr
The amount of Sadaqat al-Fitr is half of a Saa’ of wheat or one Saa’ of dates, barley or fig.
It is permissible to give the monetary equivalent of these commodities. However it is better to pay it in cash for this is more beneficial for the poor.
Hadrat Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) narrates that at the completion of the fasting of Ramadan, the Most Beloved Messsenger (Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa aalihi wa Sallam) made Waajib one Saa’ of dates or barley in terms of Sadaqat al-Fitr. Irrespective of whether one is a free Muslim or a slave : male or female ; young or old.
Hadrat Ibn Umar (Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu) states, ” Then the people deemed half a Saa’ of wheat as its equivalent and then they deemed two Mud of wheat as equivalent to half a Saa’