What is Zakat al-Fitr?
Zakat al-Fitr and Fitrana is a type of Zakat that must be paid before the Eid ul-Fitr prayer. The purpose of this Zakat is to cleanse a person from any mischief or negligence committed during the month of Ramadan. But it is also a way to help the poor and needy who have nothing to eat on Eid.
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: “The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered the people to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before going to the ‘Eid prayer.” Sahih Bukhari, Book #25, Hadith #585
Zakat al-Fitr is the most important aspect of Ramadan and our observances during the Holy Month. Its significance is witnessed by several narrations proving that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ declared it obligatory on every Muslim who has enough food or money to pay the Zakat. And the fact that it must be paid before Eid indicates that our worships during Ramadan are incomplete without paying Zakat al-Fitr.
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Imagine what it would be like if you were forced to starve on the day when the entire world rejoices with nutritious meals. Hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced inside Syria go through the same pain on every Eid. Watan UK delivers your Zakat al-Fitr directly to the families displaced inside Syria so that they can eat a good meal.
How Much Is Zakat al-Fitr?
Zakat al-Fitr, as defined in the Holy Sunnah, is paid in the form of barley in the quality of 1 Sa’. This is equal to approximately 3 litres in volume. Based on the current price of barley, your Zakat al-Fitr due for this year is £5 (per head) for the people in the United Kingdom.
Who Should Pay Zakat al-Fitr?
The payment of Zakat al-Fitr is obligatory to every Muslim man, woman, adult or the elderly, provided that they possess excess food or wealth that should not harm them financially. If you are the head of your family. You should pay Zakat al-Fitr on behalf of each family member who is dependent on you.
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