Zakat-ul-Fitar Fitrah or Fitrana
What is ‘Zakat ul Fitr’ or ‘Fitrana’?
Zakat ul Fitr is a one off payment that is made once in every Muslim Hijri calendar year at any time between the first day of the month of Ramadhan and the first day of Shawwal. It is advisable to pay Fitrah or Fitrana well before Eid Day so that the person receiving it can buy food or clothes or other items of necessity and join other Muslims in the celebration of Eid ul Fitr. All Muslims are obliged to pay this, regardless of their age, status or wealth. The amount of Zakat payable is approximately 3kg of staple food in the relevant country or an amount of money that is equivalent to the price of the food.
What is the price for Fitrana this year in UK?
The monetary equivalent of this amount to be given in Fitrana is £4.00 /person this year.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) described its virtue as “Allah the majestic and Exalted said: every deed of man will receive 10 to 700 times reward, except fasting, it is for Me and I shall reward it (as I like). Three are two occasions of joy for one who fasts: one when he breaks the fast and the other when he will meet his Lord.”(Muslim).