ul Fitr

Fitrana (Zakat ul Fitr)

Zakat ul Fitr is a donation of food to the needy

The quantity of food to be donated

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that:

“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordained Zakat ul Fitr [Fitrana] to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as Zakat 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.”

(Ibn Majah)

What is Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana)?

Zakat ul Fitr is a donation of food to the needy that must be given before Eid prayer.  It is to be paid by every adult that has food in surplus of their needs. It must be paid both on behalf of themselves and their dependants.

Ibn Umar reported that

“Allah’s Apostle enjoined the payment of one Saa’ of dates or one Saa’ of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the Eid prayer”

(Sahih Bukhari)

The quantity of food to be donated, was described by the Prophet (SAW) as one saa’, which is equal to four scooped handfuls. If we convert this into a monetary value based on the price of a staple food such as barley or flour, it is around £4. Therefore the amount due for each person is £4.

Global Rahmah Foundation ensures your Zakat ul Fitr donations reach those in need this Ramadan to help ease their food insecurities.

Who is eligible for Fitrana (Zakat ul Fitr)?

Any Muslim that has food in surplus of their needs must pay Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana). Unlike Zakat, it is an obligation on every member of the household. Therefore, the head of the family, or parents and guardians, can pay on behalf of other members of the family.

Zakat ul Fitr FAQs

How does Global Rahmah Foundation distribute my Fitrana donations?

We use your Zakat ul Fitr contributions to buy the food which we give to the appropriate recipients around the world in countries such as Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, India, Pakistan and more, therefore it is as if you are the one giving the food.

When should Zakat ul Fitr be paid?

Zakat ul Fitr must be paid within the month of Ramadan. The latest it can be paid is before the Eid prayer begins so that those in need can receive assistance before Eid.

Do children have to pay?

It is incumbent on every member of a household including children and babies to pay Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana). However, parents or guardians can pay on behalf of their dependents.

Can I pay Fitrana (Zakat ul Fitr) after Eid Prayers if I forgot?

Zakat ul Fitr must be paid before the Eid prayer. If paid after it will be treated as Sadaqah rather than Zakat, therefore your obligation will not be fulfilled.

Who receives my Zakat ul Fitr?

The poor, needy & destitute are eligible to receive Zakat ul Fitr.

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