This type of Zakat should be set aside before the eve of Eid al-Fitr, any time during the month of Ramadan, and paid on Eid day to the deserving poor or to the office of the Marja’ or his authorized representative. A duty-bound person must pay zakat al-Fitrah on behalf of themselves and their dependents including guests who arrive before the eve of Eid and stay the night. The amount of zakat al-Fitrah is 6.6 pounds of a common basic food commodity such as rice or wheat (flour). Therefore, the dollar amount given is the estimated equivalent value of 6.6 pounds of the basic food commodity.