Ramadhan 1438 AH – Fitra Rulings
In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the Ever-Merciful
Zakāt Al-Fiṭrah (The Fiṭrah alms tax)
َح َمن َت َزَّك ى لَ فْ َ ْد أ قَ
Felicitous is one who purifies oneself. (Qur’an 87:14)
Payment of Zakat al-Fitrah becomes obligatory after sunset on the eve of Eid al-Fitr. The Fitrah should be kept aside and paid on Eid al-Fitr before Eid prayers or before midday for those who cannot say their Eid prayers. It is necessary to have the obligatory intention (Niyyah) for giving Fitrah for God’s pleasure only.
The guidelines are based on the fatawa of our Marja-e-Taqleed Ayatullah Sayed Ali al- Hussaini al-Sistani r.a.
We enclose herewith the link below to view the Guidelines on Zakat al-Fitrah prepared by Sheikh Kumail Rajani of Islamic Education of the World Federation.
Zakat al Fitrah Guidelines (https://www.coej.org/wp-
** FITRA AND FIDYA 1438 AH
FOR UK AND EUROPE ONLY
According to the Shariah, Fitra becomes incumbent when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted. This is known as Zakat of Fitra, which is Wajib on every Baligh person.
If you have a guest with you, who has arrived at your house before sunset on the eve of Eid ul Fitr, then his/her Fitra is WAJIB upon you.
As per law 1999 of Ayatullah Seestani’s ‘Islamic laws’: “At the time of sunset on Eid ul Fitr, whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, or the slave of another, he should give, on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents, about three kilos per head of wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice of millet etc. It is also sufficient if he pays the price of one of these items in case”.
Click here for further details (https://www.coej.org/fidya-