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What is Zakat al Fitr (Fitrana)?
Zakat al-Fitr is a compulsory tax due from every Muslim adult before the Eid prayer.
The amount is the value of one meal.
The word Fitr has the same meaning as Iftar, it’s the idea of breaking a fast and comes from the same root word as ‘futoor’, which means breakfast in Arabic.
The payment is due on every member in a household. However, the head of the family can pay for their entire family.
How much is Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) in 2020?
Zakat al-Fitr, also known as Fitrana, is £5 per person. This is calculated as the average price of a meal in the UK. These meals are distributed to the neediest in Yemen.
You can donate your Zakat al-Fitr now to provide Yemenis in need with a meal to eat on Eid.
When do you need to pay Zakat al-Fitr?
Zakat al-Fitr in 2020 is needed before the end of Ramadan.
What is the difference between Zakat and Zakat al-Fitr?
There are three main differences between Zakat and Zakat al-Fitr.
1). Eligibility. Zakat al-Fitr must be paid by all Muslims regardless of age or financial status (unless, of course, you genuinely can’t do so).
2). Zakat al-Fitr is normally a much lower amount, normally a maximum of £5 and is the same amount for all. However, Zakat can amount to a much larger amount as it’s 2.5% of people’s net savings.
3). Zakat can be paid at any time in the year, whilst Zakat al-Fitr must be paid before Eid.
Where will my Zakat al-Fitr go?
Your Zakat al-Fitr will go directly to those who need it most in Yemen. We work in the most hard-to-reach areas, with those most vulnerable.
Be sure to donate your Zakat al-Fitr before Eid.
It costs just £5 but it will provide a meal to someone in need.
On the authority of ’Abdullah ibn ’Abbas, may Allah be pleased with both of them who said,
“The Messenger of Allah (saw) prescribed the Zakat al-Fitr as a purification of the fasting person from empty and obscene talk and as food for the poor. If anyone pays it before the prayer (of Eid), it will be accepted as Zakat. If anyone pays it after the prayer, that will be a Sadaqah like other Sadaqahs”. [Abu Dawud]
Make your Zakat al Fitr online donation today.
Mercy Relief is a specialist charity operating in Yemen. This Ramadan, we have supported: