Zakat Al-Fitr is from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) ordained Zakat al Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the person who gives it before the Eid prayer; but it is a mere sadaqah for the one who gives it after the prayer.” (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah)
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Zakat al-Fitr is an obligatory charity paid at the end of Ramadan to help vulnerable people. Every member of a household has to pay – or have paid for them – Zakat al-Fitr, including any children or elderly people, so long as that family has enough food or money to feed themselves.
How is it calculated?
Historically, the quantity of Zakat al-Fitr was described by the Prophet (PBUH) as one saa’ of staple food. A saa’ is the volume of measurement that one can scoop up with two hands together, which – for a staple such as rice or bread flour – is equivalent to about £5 today.
When do we pay?
This must be paid before you attend Eid prayer, but we recommend making your donation as early as possible so that we are able to distribute your donation on the days of Eid. Any donation given after your Eid prayer, Islamically, will count as Sadaqah, not Zakat al-Fitr.
Who must pay Zakat al-Fitr?
Every person in each household that has enough food to eat must pay £5 for Zakat al-Fitr. If you have any children or old people in your household who cannot pay for themselves, you must pay on their behalf.
Why do we pay?
Paying Zakat al-Fitr completes your worship for Ramadan and acts as a means of purification for your fasts. It is said to cleanse the fasts of bad words or actions which may have nullified your reward.
How will my Zakat al-Fitr help?
Human Appeal will be delivering your Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) in Iraq, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen this Eid, providing either staples such as rice and flour, or the monetary equivalent so that families can choose which staples they wish to buy.
In 2022, your Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) donations provided food to over 13,730 people in 5 countries.
Your generosity now, before the Eid prayer, means people in need will be able to receive a nutritious meal for their Eid, helping them to celebrate Eid. It will also count as a duty performed in Ramadan for you, which receives multiplied rewards.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,“…whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time." (Source - Ibn Khuzaymah)
Be a mercy this Eid - give your Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana), and make all the difference to a family struggling to afford food.
Give mercy now.
“The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) ordained Zakat al Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the person who gives it before the Eid prayer; but it is a mere sadaqah for the one who gives it after the prayer.” (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah)Source - Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah