It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek knowledge and learn, more so before a particular act of worship is obligated upon him. Below is a concise summary of the basic rulings of Zakaat Al-Fitr.
In Ramadhan the doors of Jannah are opened yet a person does not enter through them, the doors of Jahannam are closed yet a person knocks on them…
It has also been narrated upon (bn Abbaas that he said: Do not turn out your lamps during the nights of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah
Important clarification regarding the moon sighting and the current differences that occur between the Muslims