Every adult Muslim who possesses food in excess of their needs must pay zakat al-Fitr (fitrana). The head of household should also pay zakat al-Fitr for their dependants such as children, servants and any dependent relatives. Zakat al-Fitr can be paid during Ramadan, before Eid al-Fitr prayers at the latest, so that the poor can enjoy the day of Eid. The minimum amount due is the equivalent to the cost of about 2 kg of wheat flour, rice. Paying Zakat al-Fitr early in Ramadan allows mosque leaders time to distribute funds as quickly as possible to those in need before the first day of Eid al-Fitr. This year zakat is $10 per person in your household.
Published April 10, 2021