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What is Fitrana (Zakat al-Fitr)?

Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana) is an act of worship that the Muslim is obliged to perform by himself or through his deputy or proxy. It was proven from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that he enjoined zakat al-Fitr (fitrana) on the Muslims.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Islamic Welfare Trust to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Islamic Welfare Trust we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Islamic Welfare Trust to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Islamic Welfare Trust will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Islamic Welfare Trust receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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What is the amount for Fitrana?

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prescribed the amount for the fitrana to be one saa’ of dates or one saa’ of barley.

When should you pay Fitrana (Zakat al-Fitr)?

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded that Fitrana should be given before the people went out to the (Eid) prayer.

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said: At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), we used to give one saa’ of food, or one saa’ of dates, or one saa’ of barley, or one saa’ of raisins.

Bukhari, Muslim

Distribute Your Fitrana With Islamic Welfare Trust

As Islamic Welfare Trust acts on your behalf. With the money you will donate for Fitrana (Zakat al-Fitr), we will purchase foodstuff with it. This will then be distributed among the poor and needy Muslims in Pakistan and Kashmir. We always advised our donors to pay their Fitrana 3-5 days before eid so we can make the arrangements. However, to provide a quicker service for our donors we always buy extra foodstuff so if last-minute donations come we can still distribute food on their behalf. Finally, we ask Allah to accept our salahs, fasting, qiyam, and recitation of the Quran.

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