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Zakat al-Fitr

Zakat al-Fitr

 Zakat al-Fitr

“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.” (Hadith Abu Dawud)

At the end of Ramadan each year, each Muslim must pay Zakat al-Fitr before attending Eid prayer. This charity is a very particular type of Zakat, which allows Muslim families to purify their Ramadan worship while lifting up the most vulnerable in the Ummah. Any family that pays Zakat – that is, the breadwinner has enough money for their basic needs and has any savings – must pay Zakat al-Fitr for every member the family, including any children or elderly people.

£6.50 Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) for one person

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) described the quantity of Zakat al-Fitr 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 £6.50 today.

This means that every person in the family must pay £6.50 for Zakat al-Fitr. It must be paid before you attend Eid prayer in order to fulfil the Zakat requirement, but we advise you to make your donation as early as possible so that we can distribute your donation during Eid.

This year, Human Appeal will be delivering your Zakat al-Fitr in Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, providing either rice, or the monetary equivalent so that families can choose which staple they wish to buy. This year, we focused on widows, displaced people, families with orphans, and other vulnerable families.

Last year, we helped 773,426 people to eat well with food parcels, Zakat al-Fitr and nutrition projects.

This Ramadan, so many families are struggling with skyrocketing food prices, joblessness, and failed crops, making it impossible for the most vulnerable people to afford food. Give your Fitrana, and make all the difference to a family to eat this Eid.

Give mercy now.

Donate your Zakat al-Fitr with Human Appeal today.



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