Zakat-ul-Fitr

Please be sure to give your Zakat-ul-fitr, sometimes called Sadaqat-ul-fitr or Fitrah. There is a box in One World Room for collection until this Saturday (6/9). After this date, it will need to be given through other means such as online. The target amount is $10 per dependent in the household, but if it provides hardship then by another measure it can be $5 per dependent in the household.

Zakat-ul-fitr is not the same as Zakat on wealth and must be given by the head of household for every member of the household if he has surplus wealth after considering the needs of the dependents and has wealth above the Islamic poverty line (nisab). It must go to those who are needy and who are eligible to receive Zakat and should be given before the Eid prayer.