What is Fitrana?
Zakat ul-Fitr / Fitrana is a form of charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan.
Fitrana is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons and is obligatory to pay before Eid salah.
How much is Fitrana this year?
The amount of Zakat ul-Fitr for this year with Al-Ajar is £3.50 per person. It has been calculated at this price because it is the average price of a meal in the UK. The Zakat al-Fitr donations are used to provide food for the needy.
Donate your Fitrana as soon as possible, so your donations can reach those in need in advance of Eid day.
When do we need to pay Fitrana?
Fitrana 2020 UK – we need to pay by the end of the Ramadan, before the Eid prayers at the latest. Fitrana payments must be made/given before the Eid prayers are performed.
The difference between Zakat and Zakat–ul-Fitr
The first difference between Zakat and Zakat ul Fitr is eligibility. All Muslims must pay Zakat ul Fitr regardless of their age or financial status (unless they honestly do not have the means to do so). The second difference lies in the amount due. The amount attributed to Zakat al Fitr is very small & It is the same amount for all, regardless of financial situation. Zakat, however, can amount to a larger amount because its 2.5% of all net savings, and varies from person to person. The third and final difference lies in their due dates. Zakat can be paid at any time, with the only condition being that the earnings reflect one year’s worth of net savings (one lunar year). Zakat ul Fitr, however, goes hand in hand with Ramadan. Zakat ul Fitr is paid during Ramadan before the month ends. It needs to be paid before the Eid prayers at the very latest. This is a very specific time frame that all Muslims must abide to.
Where will my Fitrana go?
Your Fitrana will go directly to those who need it most, through our Food distributions & food banks across five sites in Africa. The people in these countries are victims through no fault of their own, either of war, refugee displacement, famine & natural disasters or poverty.
Your Fitrana can provide a nutritious meal to someone who would otherwise go without. Zakat al-Fitr is an obligation for every Muslim, as long as you can afford to pay it.
Your Zakat al-Fitr, or Fitrana, is part of our 100% Zakat Policy, meaning that every penny + the Gift aid (yes that’s correct) of your donation will go directly to those in need
Make sure that you pay your Fitrana of £3.50 before Eid salah, as is our obligation.
What is fidya?
When someone cannot fast in Ramadan and can’t make up the lost days afterwards (for example, because of ill health or pregnancy), then they should pay (fidya) for someone else to be fed.
How much do I need to pay?
£5 fidya for each missed fast. This should provide one person with two meals or two people with one meal. However, if someone misses all the fasts of Ramadan, they would need to pay £150.