Donate ISF to support needy
Zakat is the annual payment made by Muslims to support those most in need. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is a key part of the Islamic faith. By donating a percentage of your wealth in order to help those less fortunate than yourself, you can please Allah (SWT) while supporting your brothers and sisters across the world.
- 2.5% on annual savings and personal wealth
- 5% on farmer’s assets where crops are irrigated out of the farmer’s pocket
- 10% on farmer’s assets where crops are irrigated by rain
- 20% on precious resources found on your property within the lunar year, such as oil, gold and silver
Zakat-ul-Fitr is different to the annual Zakat payment and is due before the end of Ramadan before Eid prayers.
The Zakat-ul-Fitr donation is traditionally given as food; at Muslim Aid, we make it easy to make your Fitrana donation as cash to be donated to those less fortunate as necessary food products.
The amount was determined by The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as equivalent to one Saa’ or four Madd weight of food. One Madd works out to be the weight equal to how much of a staple food product can be scooped up in two hands together.
Zakat-ul-Fitr, or Fitrana, is paid by any adult Muslim who has food in excess of their dietary requirements and any individual can choose to pay their Zakat-ul-Fitr solely or on behalf of their dependents.