Denying the obligation of Zakaatul-Fitr

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 903, Fatwa No.887
Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 213

Question: What is the ruling for denying Zakaatul-Fitr and how is the denier to be dealt with?

Response: It’s denial is prohibited! Because it is egressing from that which the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has legislated, as has just preceded from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) [who said]: “The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) legislated Zakaatul-Fitr…”, and it is known that leaving that which is obligatory is prohibited, and in [doing so] is sin and disobedience.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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