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Zakat & Zakat Al-Fitr – Pay Yours Before Eid (Appeal)

Zakat is the pillar of Islam, while Zakat al-Fitr is a mandatory charity given at the end of Ramadan.

Zakat is 2.5% of your accumulated wealth during the last lunar year for those adults whose wealth exceeds the Nisab value. According to the Quran, you can give it in 8 ways:

“The alms are only for the Fuqara’ (the poor), and Al-Masakin (the needy) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah’s Cause, and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.” [Al-Quran 9:60]”

However, every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan as a sign of gratitude to God for allowing him or her to observe the obligatory fast. 

The main goal  is to provide the poor with a means by which they can celebrate the festival of breaking the fast (`Eid al-Fitr) along with the rest of the Muslims.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

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The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordained Zakat ul Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah 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]

Here is the list of some Muslim organizations through which you can pay your zakah or Zakat al-Fitr.

Islamic Relief

This year, you have plenty of options to donate through the Your Zakat Is Your Amanah campaign. You can impact the lives of others by giving them water, a home, food, or by sponsoring youth. 

Give your Zakat al-Fitr for the love of Allah (SWT).

Muslim Global Relief

“And establish prayer and give Zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” [2:110]

Muslim Global Relief is an award-winning charity organization in the UK. Check out the options for paying your zakat to them this year. 

“Among the best deeds are to feed the poor and the deserving and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do not” Sahir Al-Bukhari

Muslim Aid

Muslim Aid believes that Zakat is a divine trust that brings unlimited blessings to those who receive it, to those who give it, and to the ones on the ground delivering your urgent life-saving donations.

Give zakat to provide relief.

Muslim Charity

“My Mercy extends to all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who have God-consciousness and give their Zakat and those who believe in Our Signs.” (Surah Al-A`raf 7:156).

The power of your zakat at Muslim Charity means providing food and water, as well as caring for orphans.

You can pay your zakat al-fitr here; this year is £𝟱 per person in the UK.

Human Appeal

Zakat is a reminder that our wealth is from Allah. It will connect you to Allah (SWT) and to your brothers and sisters who are in a devastating situation and need your help.

Explore your donating options at Human Appeal here.

National Zakat Foundation

The rise in the cost of living affects Muslims in the West too.

The National Zakat Foundation intends to help those who are struggling to pay their bills and food, and they live close to you. 

You can make your donation here.