Giving Sadaqatul Fitr (also referred to as Zakatul Fitr or Fitrana) on the day of Eid was a practice of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and has been ordained for us all. Like Zakat, it establishes the bonds of unity between the rich and poor.
Every person eligible to pay this amount must pay not only for himself but also for his dependants, such as his children. If after knowing the Shari’i amount a person wishes to give more, then he can do so inshaAllah.
Sadaqatul Fitr will be distributed to poor families on or a day before Eid day inshaAllah.