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Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana)

Zakat ul Fitr is a form of charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan.

What is Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana)?

Zakat al-Fitr is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons and is obligatory to pay before the day of Eid.

Zakat ul Fitr (also known as Fitrana) is a charitable donation of food that must be given before Eid prayer, before the end of the month of Ramadan, for the love of Allah. Fitrana must also be given by every self-supporting adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs, on behalf of themselves and their dependants.

The quantity is described by the Prophet (PBUH) as one saa’ of food, and one saa’ is equivalent to four madd. A madd is the amount that can be scooped up when one puts their hands together. If we translate this into a monetary value based on the price of a staple food such as flour or rice, it is approximately £5. Therefore the amount due for each person is £5.

Fitrana, also known as Zakat ul-Fitr, is a Ramadan-only charitable donation that all Muslims are required to make. It comes from Islam’s third pillar, Zakat, which refers to charitable giving in order to please Allah (SWT) and become a better Muslim and community member by helping those in need.

Zakat ul Fitr (also known as Fitrana) is a charitable donation of food that must be given before Eid prayer, before the end of the month of Ramadan, for the love of Allah. Fitrana must also be given by every self-supporting adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs, on behalf of themselves and their dependants.

The quantity is described by the Prophet (PBUH) as one saa’ of food, and one saa’ is equivalent to four madd. A madd is the amount that can be scooped up when one puts their hands together. If we translate this into a monetary value based on the price of a staple food such as flour or rice, it is approximately £5. Therefore the amount due for each person is £5.

Fitrana, also known as Zakat ul-Fitr, is a Ramadan-only charitable donation that all Muslims are required to make. It comes from Islam’s third pillar, Zakat, which refers to charitable giving in order to please Allah (SWT) and become a better Muslim and community member by helping those in need.

Zakat ul Fitr Calculator

The amount due for each person is £5.

Amount to be paid: £0.00

“The Prophet (PBUH) enjoined the payment of one Sa' of dates or one Sa' 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." - (Bukhari)

How much is Zakat ul Fitr / Fitrana in the UK?

“How much is Fitrana?” is among the most common questions that we receive and the answer is simple. The Zakat ul-Fitr amount is calculated in the same way it is every year, meaning it is based on the current price of a staple food, equivalent to a specific weight known as a Sa’.

This year, the amount you pay for Zakat ul-Fitr for each person is £5.

What is Fitrana and what is its meaning?

The meaning of Fitrana can be explained through the translation of “Zakat ul-Fitr” which translates in English as charity given to break a fast. The Fitrana meaning is the same as much of Islam; by giving to charity, you are helping those less fortunate, showing compassion and empathy, and demonstrating your gratefulness for all Allah (SWT) has given you.

When is the Fitrana UK payment due?

This obligatory donation is given before Eid prayers commence at the start of Eid and is given to ensure those in need are able to partake in Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

Who pays Fitrana?

Every Muslim should pay Fitrana – if a dependent is unable to make a payment, the head of the household must make the payment on their behalf. It is important that a payment is made for every household member.

How do I pay my Fitrana?

To pay Fitrana in the UK, all donations must be made before Eid commences, Please note that dates are subject to the official sighting of the moon. You can pay your Fitrana donations with GHH today.

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