بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّىٰ
Felicitous is he who purifies himself, celebrates the Name of his Lord, and prays.
The Holy Qur’an [al-Ala 87, 14-15]
Zakat al-Fitrah should be set aside on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and paid on the day itself, which marks the end of Ramadan and the first day of the month of Shawwal. Since there will no in-person Eid Prayers, please consider paying your Eid-Fitr in advance (see guidance on paying in advance below) so we can get the funds to the miskeen (needy) in time for Eid. A sum must be paid on a person’s behalf as well as on behalf of all of the dependents. This would also include any guests who are staying overnight during the eve of Eid al-Fitr, under the care of the person. For further details, please refer your Marja’s rulings or this reference: http://www.islamic-laws.com/fitra.htm
For every individual, the minimum given must be enough to feed one miskeen (needy person), which is the equivalent of 6.6 pounds of a popular basic food commodity such as rice or wheat (flour), as opposed to a cooked full meal. For 2020, the estimate cost per person for Zakat-al-Fitra is $15. On the day of Eid, the zakat will be distributed to the poor.
You can give Zakāt al-Fitra anytime during the month of Ramadan before the night of Eid but the it’s mustahab to first give it as a loan and then to change your intention from it being a “loan” to “Zakāt al-Fitra” when the time for giving Zakat al-Fitra has entered.
Please use the form below to pay your Zakāt al-Fitra and other related dues.