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Thursday, 25 April 2019  
19. Sha'aban 1440

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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Following the Executive Committee meeting held on 17th January, it was decided to reduce the Burial Fund payment to £30.00 per person(over 18) for the current year 2012.

Children under 18 will automatically be included in the scheme if either or both of the parents are members but, will then have to apply to become members of the jamaat as well as the Burial scheme once they reach the age of 18.

You can now also pay online by clicking here and selecting Burial Scheme under Subscriptions.

The deadline for paying into the fund has also been extended to the end of February this year.

For those who have already paid into the fund, the Treasury team will be getting in touch with you after making the necessary adjustments to your dues.

Secretariat

 Annual Jamaat barbecue will be held: on

Date: Sunday 18th September

Time: 11am.

Venue: 17 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8SX. 

All proceeds to go towards Abbasi Islamic Centre

All are requested to attend.

Eid al-Hajj Salaat for the Muqalideen of Marhum Ayatullah Khu'i will be held here in the Imambargah tomorrow Monday 12th September commencing at 7.45am.

The A’maal of Arafat will be performed after Zohrain Salaat tomorrow commencing at 1.15pm.

As Tuesday 13th September is the Day of Eid al-Hajj for the Muqalideen of Grand Ayatullah Sistani, the first shift of Eid Salaat will be held at 7.45am. The second shift of Eid Salaat will commence at 10am with Du’a Nudba.

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place on Tuesday 13th September being the Eid Night Function. The program will commence with Maghribain Salaat at 7.37pm followed by Du'a Tawassul, Hadith al-Kisa', Qasida, Presidents' Speech, MAMT Tournament Presentation & end with Eid Nyaz.

Ladies Committee have organised Children's Muharram sessions on:

Friday 7th Oct & Saturday 8th Oct.

Ages:

  • 5-7 years to be conducted by Sisters Tehseen Merali and Zeeshan Sumar in the First floor P1 classroom, Topic : Amr Bil Ma’roof & Nahi anil Munkar

  • 8-12 years to be conducted by Sister Nikhat Panjwani in the Small Sports Hall, Topic : Emotional Intelliegnce

Time: 8.00pm-9.15 PM

Kids are urged to bring a notebook and pencil case.

 

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