Zakat al Fitr
Zakat al-Fitr, also known as Sadaqat al-Fitr or Fitrana (the Alms of Human Nature) is a form of almsgiving. The purpose of Fitrana is to enable poor people to celebrate Eid al Fitr, the festival to break the fast of Ramadan.
What is Zakat al Fitr (Fitrana)?
Zakat-ul-Fitr is a duty made compulsory for those who earn enough to have excess food and given on behalf of themselves and their dependents during Ramadan. Like Zakat, it is also necessary to take out Fitrana to give in charity; but Fitrana is mandatory to pay before the Eid prayer.
Narrated: Ibn Umar:
The Prophet ﷺ ordered the people to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before going to the Eid prayer.
Sahih Bukhari Chapter: 25, Hadith: 585
What is the Purpose of paying Zakat al Fitr?
The purpose of paying Fitrana at the end of Ramadan is to thank Allah S.W.T for all His blessings and ensure all followers of Islam can celebrate Eid.
What is the Required Amount to Pay Fitrana?
The Prophet ﷺ gave Zakat al Fitr in one Saa’, a portion equivalent to four Madd. A Madd is a quantity that scoops up when both hands join together. Hence the amount instructed by the Prophet ﷺ is one Saa’ of food.
Zakat al Fitr estimates at £4 per person for this year when calculated into a monetary value, on food such as flour or rice. Therefore, the amount to be paid for every individual is £4.
The recipients of Zakat al Fitr are the same as that of Zakat, i.e., relatives, poor neighbors, the needy in general and the collectors of donations such as Taybah Relief.
You can extend your generosity to share the joys of Eid with the needy through Taybah Relief and bring them happiness to celebrate the Islamic festival with ease.