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 has made arrangements, for those who pay fitrana by end of Friday 31st of May 2019, to be distributed on Eid ul Fitr. Your fitrana will be distributed to Syrians in Turkey/Syria, on the day of Eid ul Fitr.

Eid ul Fitr is expected to be on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.

The amount due for each person is £5.

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