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Guidelines on Zakat al-Fitrah 1438

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