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Zakat Al-Fitr (Fitra)

What is Zakat al-Fitr?

Zakat al-Fitr (aka Fitra) is an Islamic tax, which is paid on the day Muslims break their fasting period, at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

Who is supposed to pay Zakat al-Fitr?

Anyone who is Baligh has an obligation to pay Zakat al-Fitr. This person must also pay Fitra on behalf of all their dependents. 

How much should we pay for Zakat al-Fitr?

The equivalent to 3 kilos of the staple food in your region. This is calculated as £6 per person in the UK. 

When should we pay Zakat al-Fitr?

It’s best to pay your Fitra on the day of Eid, before Eid prayers. If you are not attending the prayers, then the payment can be delayed until Dhuhr prayers. You can pay it as a loan to the poor during the month of Ramadan, but change the Niyya (intention) to Zakat al-Fitr on the eve or day of Eid. This ensures that it reaches the needy on the day of Eid. 

Who should we give Zakat al-Fitr to?

To the needy, who are unable to meet their own or their dependents’ annual living expenses, in ones’ own region. Distribution of the Fitra in other places is also acceptable. Noor Relief Fund can ensure your donation goes to those who need it most.