We live in america. A known organization collects zakatul fitr money online for food then to be given to those who need it. my question is it valid if I give the money online before the 27th, 28th of ramadan, or should the money itself used to buy the food be given online after the 27th, 28 of ramadan be valid?
May 25th, 2019
If you trust this organization that they would give staple food to the poor then no problem in giving it to them before 27th, but it must be instructed to them to give it after 27th and before your eid salah.