Fitrana

Zakat al-Fitr is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons, this needs to be paid before Eid Salah, It is to be paid in the form of what is considered as staple foods of the community …such as wheat or rice. Al Fatiha Global will provide wheat or rice, or a mixture of the two, depending on the preference in recipients’ country.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordained zakatul-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 and Ibn Majah].

The quantity the Prophet (SAWS) described as one saa’ of food. 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.

Al Fatiha Global have made additional arrangements for those who pay fitrana early (by end of Sunday 3rd of July 2016). For it to be distributed on Eid ul Fitr. We encourage Muslims to Take advantage of this service and try and pay it early this year.

Your fitrana to be distributed to Syrians in Turkey/Syria and Kashmiris in Jammu & Kashmir, on the day of Eid ul Fitr. Eid is expected to be on Tuesday in Turkey and Thursday in Jammu & Kashmir.

The amount due for each person is £5.

For any questions about Zakat al-Fitr please contact our donation line: 0121 667 1312.