Sheikh Nasser al-Din al-Albani was asked about those who permit paying Zakat al-Fitr in cash. He said they do not know the value of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, or to say the least.

Al-AlBani’s answer reflects a pattern of thinking outside the craft of jurisprudence, and sometimes even hostile to it, he says. The payment of the value is disputed by two views, he writes.