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Thursday, 21 June 2018  
6. Shawwal 1439

According to the Shariah, Zakatul Fitra becomes incumbent when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted. This is known as Zakat of Fitra, which is Wajib on every Baligh person.

 FITRAH

fitrahAs per law 2003 of Ayatullah Seestani's 'Islamic laws': At the time of sunset on eve of Eid al-Fitr, whoever is adult and sane and is not unconscious, nor poor, or a slave, mus give, on his own behalf and on behalf of those who are dependent on him, one sa'a (about three kilos) per head of staple food in his home town such as wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice of millet or something similar. It is also sufficient if he pays the price of one of these items instead.

Therefore, based on staple food. We would recommend that one person's Zakatul Fitra may be:

  For UK may be For Europe it may be equivalent to For Scandinavia it may be equivalent to For Swiss it may be equivalent to
Wheat £3.00 EUR 3.50 SEK 36.00 CHF 4.50
Rice £5.00 EUR 6.00 SEK 59.50 CHF 7.00

Since Zakatul Fitra becomes Wajib when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted, Shariah does permit advance payment to the Mustahiqqeen. However if there is no problem if one gives the sum as a loan to a deserving person or family earlier then you will make niyyat for the sum being Fitra, upon the sighting of the new moon. (Ruling 2034)

For those Jamaats who collect Zakatul Fitra, The Council of European Jamaat has the following recommendation to make:

  1. If you come to know of a deserving person or family in your city or country of residence, you will please consider it as a priority case.
  2. Accordingly to Ayatullah Seestani, the Mustahiq must be a Mumin and Shia Ithna Asheri.
  3. Fitra of a non-Sayyid cannot be given to a Sayyid, but a Sayyid may give his own Fitra to a Sayyid.
  4. For UK Jamaats: If Member of your Jamaat can be persuaded to make A Gift Aid Declaration, with your Jamaat (if it is a Registered Charity) the benefit of tax rebate can be used.

The Council of European Jamaat will gladly collect Fitra and deposit the whole amount, without any deduction to The World Federation of KSMIC for Distribution. 

The World Federation distributes Fitra amongst the needy in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, East Africa and Iran. In fact, an advance payment towards this has already been made by The World Federation so as to alleviate the needs of Mu'mineen during the Holy Month of Ramadhan and to allow them to provide for their families on the occasion of EID AL-FITR.

FIDYA

fidyah

We also take this opportunity to remind the Mu'mineen that the CoEJ is also collecting Fidya for those who are unable to fast due to illness or old age.

The amount of Fidya is £1.50 for each fast. If you have any queries, contact us on 0208 696 5200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  For UK may be For Europe it may be equivalent to For Scandinavia it may be equivalent to For Swiss it may be equivalent to
Fidya £1.50 EUR 2.00 SEK 18.00 CHF 2.00

You can also pay your Fitra and Fidya online:

FITRA: Click Here

FIDYA: Click Here


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