Zakat ul Fitr/Fitrana 2021
During these difficult times and due to the impact of Corona virus, people in rural areas of Chad are now in desperate need more than ever. We all can help our brothers and sisters by donating our Fitrana (Zakat ul Fitr) to them so they can survive from hunger and have some hope.
Ibn ’Abbas (RAA) narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (SWT) enjoined Zakat-ul-fitr on the one who fasts (i.e. fasted during the month of Ramadan) to purify him from any indecent act or speech and for the purpose of providing food for the needy. It is accepted as Zakah for the person who pays it before the Eid prayer and it is Sadaqah (i.e. voluntary charity) for the person who pays it after the Eid prayer.’ Related by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah and Al-Hakim graded it as Sahih.
What is Fitrana?
Fitrana is a charitable donation of food that must be given before Eid prayer and before the end of Ramadan. It is required from all Muslims.
How much is Fitrana?
“The minimum amount is one Saa’ (four double handfuls) of food (grain or dried fruit) for each member of the family. According to the Muslims majority, the Saa’ is approximately between 2.6 kg to 3 kg. Also, one can pay Zakat Al-Fitr as money equivalent to that amount.” The estimated price is £5.
Who is going to get benefit from Fitrana?
People living in rural areas of Chad who have limited access to food.
When should I donate?
Before the Eid prayer, but we recommend that you make a donation as early as possible in Ramadan.