The amount of sadaqah al-fitr was determined as one sa’ (about 2197 grams) of wheat, barley, dates or grapes by hadiths. The fact that sadaqah al-fitr was determined in the form of those foods is based on the economic conditions and eating habits of that period. When the applications in the period of Hazrat Prophet and his Companions are taken into consideration, it is understood that the amount of sadaqah al-fitr aims to meet the food need of a middle class family in a community.
Accordingly, the amount that is enough to meet the average daily food need of a person can be given in kind or in cash. However, it is better to prefer the one that will be more useful for the poor.