Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana)
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]
Zakat al-Fitr is a form of charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan and is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons and is obligatory to pay before the day of Eid.
The amount of Zakat al-Fitr is the value of one meal, which must be received by the person in need before the Eid prayer. As such, we recommend an amount of £5 per person and that you make a donation as early as possible in Ramadan.
For any questions about Zakat al-Fitr please contact our donor care team on 0115 911 7222.
What Happens Next
- 1 Our teams/partners on the ground use local knowledge to find people most in need
- 2 Funds are used to purchase local food items at competitive, wholesale rates and then delivered at food distributions
- 3 Projects are constantly monitored and assessed to ensure we optimise our relief work