Ramadan is a special month where we focus on increasing our worship and giving Zakat (charity). We’d like to remind all members of our community about the importance of Zakat ul Fitr, which is an obligatory charity due before the Eid prayer.
The main purpose of Zakat ul-Fitr is to provide those who fasted with the means of making up for their errors during the month of fasting. Zakat ul-Fitr also provides the poor with a means with which they can celebrate Eid along with the rest of Muslims.
Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, obligated payment of charity at the end of Ramadan, a portion of dates or barely, upon slave and freeman, male and female, young and old among the Muslims. The Prophet ordered it to be given before people go out for Eid prayer. [Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1503]
This year, the amount due is $12 per household member (regardless of age). As a friendly reminder, please make sure to pay your Zakat-ul-Fitr before Eid, either at the mosque or online through our website.
May Allah (SWT) accept our good deeds and bless us all during this blessed month. Ameen!