Zakat-ul-Fitr must be paid before the Eid prayer and is one of the many obligations of the month of Ramadan. Giving Zakat-ul-Fitr before the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers is extremely important, as a late payment is invalid and the obligation can’t be made up for.
It is to be paid in the form of what is considered as staple foods of the community.
The Lincoln Mosque acts as an agent, we can be given the money to pay for the food beforehand which we will then spend where needed at the correct time to buy the food stuffs and distribute among those people that are in need.
The quantity the Prophet (SAWS) described as one saa’ of food. One saa’ is equivalent to four madd. A madd is the amount that can be scooped up when one puts their hands together. If we translate this into a monetary value based on the price of a staple food such as flour or rice, it is approximately £4 per person.
Please pay by £4 per person either in cash at the mosque or pay online through Islamic Relief.