Should Sadaqatul Fitr be paid on behalf of a deceased family member?

Ref:saw005/07

October 2007

Q: Should Sadaqatul Fitr be paid on behalf of a deceased family member?

A: 

Sadaqatul Fitr is not payable on behalf of a deceased family member. One may, however, give charities on behalf of the deceased so that they may benefit from the rewards. 
 
Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
 
I concur with the answer:
Mufti Zubair Bayat

Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre