Question 31: Assalamualaikum, I would like to ask question about zakat fitr. Right now my wife is pregnant and the due date of delivery is early July. Do I need pay zakat fitr for my son?
Answer: Assalamualaikum Brother,
It is not obligatory to pay Zakat Fitr on behalf of a fetus. If however the baby is born before sunset on the last day of Ramadan, then you must pay.
You could pay it on a voluntary basis as Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have paid Zakat Fitr on behalf of a fetus.