ZAKAT AL_FITR (FITRANA) 2020
Al salamo alikom w rahamato ALLAH w barakato
Dear brothers and sisters,
Zakat Al-Fitr (Fitrana) is a charitable donation of food that must be given before Eid prayer, before the end of the month of Ramadan, for the love of Allah (SWT). Zakat Al-Fitr (Fitrana) must also be given by every self-supporting adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs, on behalf of themselves and their dependants.
The quantity is described by the Prophet (SAW) 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, it is approximately £5. Therefore the amount due for each person is £5.
This Ramadan, the Leeds Grand Mosque will NOT be collecting your Zakat Al-Fitr as it used to do in the previous years due to the mosque being closed. This year we will ask you to pay your Zakat Al-Fitr directly to the charitable organisations through the links provided below. These organisations will ensure your money reaches the needy before Eid prayer time
These charities we chose are all registered with the UK charity commission and we have worked with them in the past. We have provided you with a wide range of options so that you can choose where you prefer to pay your zakat
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordained Zakat ul Fitr [Fitrana] to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as Zakat 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]
1- Mercy Relief (Operates in Yemen)
2- Watan (Operates in Syria)
3- African Relief Fund (Operates in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya).
4- Islamic Relief (Operates in different parts of the world)
Any questions in regards to Zakat AL-Fitr please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazakum ALLAH kher,
Leeds Grand Mosque