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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Zakat al-Fitrah ((زكاة الفطرة
With the excitement of the joyous completion of the holy month of Ramadhan, it is easy to forget about the needs of those who are impoverished and our obligation to provide charity to them. Therefore, we should be reminded that such people in need require our help to make it through the year. Zakat-ul-Fitrah is a special form of obligatory Zakat given at the end of the month of Ramadhan, during the day of Eid.
ESTABLISHMENT OF ZAKAT
Zakat is an obligatory tax prescribed by Allah the Almighty who likened it to prayer in many verses. He states in the Holy Qur’an:
The Prophet (as) confirmed it in many traditions as a pillar of Islam.
Materials, Amount, and Guidelines
It is obligatory on the individual who is sane, an adult (physically mature), and financially capable (whose finances are secured through available assets or continuous income). The obligatory time to pay starts from the beginning of the night of Eid and ends at the time of Eid prayer. If the time frame was missed, then the Zakat must be paid with the intention of absolute servitude to Allah.
How do I pay it?
- You may send your Zakat as a check or money order directly to our mailing address below (made payable to IMAM):
IMAM Main Office, 22000 Garrison St. Dearborn, MI 48124.
- Or you can just click on the following link to pay online: Zakat-ul-Fitrah