Q:

Will the obligation of sadaqatul fitr fall away if one did not discharge it on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr?

A:

It is mustahab to discharge the sadaqatul fitr before the Eid salaah. If one did not discharge it before the Eid salaah, then one should discharge it after the Eid salaah. One should not delay in discharging the sadaqatul fitr after the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. However, if one delayed then one should discharge it when one remembers. If one passes away without discharging it, then one will be sinful. The obligation of sadaqatul fitr will not fall away by not discharging it on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Answered by:
Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee