Zakat al Fitrah 2021
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
We fasted by Thy command in its daylight,
We stood in prayer with Thy help in its night,
Presenting ourselves by its fasting and its standing to the mercy which Thou hast held up before us,
And we found through it the means to Thy reward...” - (Sahifa Sajjadiya – Bidding Farewell to the Month of Ramadhan)
As we approach the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, it is easy to forget about the needs of those in poverty and our obligation to provide charity to them. Therefore, we should remember that such people in need require our help to make it through the year. Zakat al-fitrah is a special form of obligatory zakat given at the end of the month of Ramadan, during the day of Eid.
As per the recommendation from NASIMCO and the office of The Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya (I.M.A.M.), the estimated minimum value of zakat al-fitrah, for 2021 is US $10.00 per eligible person.
The sum must be paid on a person’s behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents. This would also include any guests who are staying overnight during the eve of Eid al-Fitr, under the care of the person.
How to pay your Fitrah:
Due to the closure of the center, we request that you make your Fitrah payments online via Zelle or Paypal to ensure timely disbursements:
SIIJLA Zelle ID: [email protected]
SIIJLA PayPal: paypal.me/siijla
**When sending in your payment, please note in the memo if its Sayyid or Non Sayyid**
Fitrah FAQs - According to Fatawa of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayn Seestani
- Payment of 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 obligatory intention (niyyah) of giving Fitrah for God’s pleasure only.
- Giving Fitrah before the eve of Eid al-Fitr is not permissible. However, if you wish to send Fitrah earlier so that it reaches the needy on time, then you can send it as a temporary loan to the needy and then change your intention from loan to Fitrah on the eve of Eid al- Fitr.
- Paying Fitrah is obligatory on every Muslim who is mature (baligh), sane, financially able, and conscious on the eve of Eid al-Fitr. Fitrah should also be paid on behalf of all dependents (e.g. wife, children) whom one supports financially.
Please reach out to our Secratary Sister Sabiha Haji or Treasurer - Hasnain Haji should you have any questions.
Eid Mubarak in advance, and may Allah through his infinite grace accept your fasts, a'amaals and good deeds, InshaAllah.
With Salaams & Duas,
SIIJLA Executive Committee