Pay your €9 Zakat al Fitr (Fitrana)
Zakat Al-Fitr is from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (pbuh). “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) ordained Zakat al Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the person who gives it before the Eid prayer; but it is a mere sadaqah for the one who gives it after the prayer.” (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah)
Pay your €9 Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana)
Zakat al-Fitr is an obligatory charity paid at the end of Ramadan to help vulnerable people. Every member of a household has to pay – or have paid for them – Zakat al-Fitr, including any children or elderly persons, so long as that family has enough food or money to feed themselves.
Historically, the quantity of Zakat al-Fitr was described by the Prophet (PBUH) as one saa’ of staple food. A saa’ is the volume of measurement that one can scoop up with two hands together, which – for a staple such as rice or bread flour – is equivalent to about €9 today.
This means that every person in each household must pay €9 for Zakat al-Fitr. This must be paid before you attend the Eid prayer, but we recommend making your donation as early as possible so that we are able to distribute your donation on the days of Eid.
Paying Zakat al-Fitr completes your worship for Ramadan and acts as a means of purification for your fasts. It is said to cleanse the fasts of bad words or actions which may have nullified your reward.
Human Appeal will be delivering you Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) in Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine and Syria this Eid, providing either staples such as rice and flour, or the monetary equivalent so that families can choose which staples they wish to buy.
Last year, your Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) donations provided food to 58,725 people in Gaza, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.
Be a mercy this Eid - give your Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana), and make all the difference to a family struggling to afford food by providing a nutritious Eid meal.
“The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) ordained Zakat al Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the person who gives it before the Eid prayer, but it is a mere sadaqah for the one who gives it after the prayer.” (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah)Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah