Obligation of sadaqatul fitr on one who has debts

Q: Is sadaqatul fitr waajib on a person who has debts?

A: After deducting all his debts, if the remainder wealth he possesses equals the nisaab of zakaat or more, then sadaqatul fitr will be waajib on him. 

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)