What is Zakat al-Fitrah?
‘Zakat al-Fitrah’ is a religious tax paid on the day when Muslims break the fasting period at the end of the month of Ramadan.
As Muslims across the world spend the last days of Ramadan in prayer, performing good deeds and taking care of their religious accountabilities, paying Zakat al-Fitrah is among those dues that are foremost in our minds.
Paying Zakat al-Fitrah is obligatory on every Muslim who is mature (baligh), sane, financially able, and conscious. It should be paid on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and should also be paid on behalf of all full dependants (e.g. wife, children, needy parents, employees and domestic helpers) whom that person supports financially.
WF-AID is facilitating Zakat al-Fitrah payments in Africa and South Asia this Eid al-Fitr for those needing their payments to be delivered on their behalf.