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.
Allaah does not forbid you to be just and kind to those who do not fight against you on account of religion…
Twenty benefits for a person who gives in charity, also the Prophet’s advice for those who are unable to give in charity
In donating Zakaah, there is confusion with the issue of loans. Does a person have to donate Zakaah on a loan? If so, who pays the Zakaah?
Allaah does not prevent you from kindness and justice with those who do not fight you nor expel you from your homes.
The noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling of transferring Zakaat al-Fitr from its place of obligation?