Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana)
“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)
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.
£5 Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) for one person
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.
This means that every person in each household must pay £5 for Zakat al-Fitr. 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.
Human Appeal will be delivering you Zakat al-Fitr in Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Nigeria and Iraq this Eid, providing either staples such as rice and flour, or the monetary equivalent so that families can choose which staple they wish to buy.
We’ll be following the latest local government advice during distributions to ensure the safety of all those who receive, while respecting social distancing and protective wear needs.
This Eid so many are struggling with skyrocketing food prices, joblessness, and failed crops. Give your Fitrana, and make all the difference to a family struggling to find food to eat this Eid.
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Donate your Zakat al-Fitr with Human Appeal today.