Zakat Al-Fitr is a charity due upon every Muslim before Eid-ul-Fitr prayer. It is a means of purifying the fasting person for any shortcomings during the month of Ramadan, and to help feed the poor. It should be given as basic food items that the needy Muslims can use to feed their families. The amount of Zakat Al-Fitr is 2 handfuls of dates or barley, which comes to approximately $10/person. It should be paid on behalf of each person in the family, including the expected child.