*Zakatul Fitr * *زكاة الفطر *
is a charitable donation of food that must be given before the end of fasting month of Ramadan and before the Eid prayer is being performed, for the love of Allah (SWT). Zakatul Fitr must also be given by every self-supporting adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs, on behalf of themselves and their dependants.
1623- وَعَن ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: “فَرَضَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ طُهْرَةً لِلصَّائِمِ مِنَ اللَّغْوِ وَالرَّفَثِ، وَطُعْمَةً لِلْمَسَاكِينِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا قَبْلَ الصَّلَاةِ فَهِيَ زَكَاةٌ مَقْبُولَةٌ، وَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا بَعْدَ الصَّلَاةِ فَهِيَ صَدَقَةٌ مِنَ الصَّدَقَاتِ”. رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد وَابْنُ مَاجَهْ.
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordained Zakatul Fitr to purify the fasting person from indecent words or actions, and to provide food for the needy. It is accepted as Zakat for the person who gives it before the Eid prayer; but it is a mere Sadaqah for the one who gives it after the prayer.” [Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah]
The quantity is described by the Prophet (SAW) as one saa’ of food, and one saa’ is equivalent to four madd. A madd is the amount that can be scooped up when one puts their hands together. If we translate this into a monetary value based on the price of a staple food such as flour or rice, it is approximately €6. Therefore the amount due for each person is €6.
The last date to receive your Zakat is by Monday 10.05.2021
Please transfer your Zakat to our official bank account and mention in details of payment “Donation/ Zakatul Fitr”
We will facilitate your paying of Zakatul Fitr and use that money to buy the food which we give to the appropriate recipients, therefore, it is as if you are the one giving food rather than currency.
Beneficiary Name: Latvijas Islama Kulturas Centrs Biedriba
Beneficiary Account Nr.: LV03HABA0551030991463
Bank Name: SwedBank SIA
SWIFT Code: HABALV22
Payment Purpose Description: «Donation»