Zakaatul-Fitr is a Remedy…

Wakee’ Ibn al-Jarraah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

Zalaatul-Fitr for the month of Ramadaan is like the two prostrations of forgetfulness for the prayer. It remedies the deficiencies of the fast just as the prostrations remedies the deficiencies of the prayer.

Source: Taareekh al-Baghdaad 11/576

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
25th of Ramadan, 1436 H (07-12-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

قال وكيع ابن الجراح – رحمه الله – :

زكاة الفطر لشهر رمضان كسجدتي السهو للصلاة،
تجبر نقصان الصوم كما يجبر السجود نقصان الصلاة .

تاريخ بغداد (576/11)