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The Amount of Zakāt al-Fiṭrah and Kaffarah in the UK

The Islamic Centre of England, wishing acceptance for the worshiping acts of the fasting believers, announced: The amount of Fiṭrīyah for each person is at least £6, the Fidyah is at least £2 per day and the amount of breaking the fast intentionally is at least £120 per day.

According to the Islamic Centre of England, Zakat al-Fitr this year is paying three kilograms from one of wheat, rice, corn, raisins and dates.

According to this report, believers can pay something more than the specified amount as a precaution to ensure that they have done their duty.

Believers who wish to pay their Fitreyyah or Kaffarah through the website of the Islamic Centre of England do not have to enter their name, email or mobile number.

What is Zakat al-Fitr?

There are two types of zakat: financial and physical. Financial zakat is given to special types of income under special conditions, and physical zakat is the zakat al-fitr, which is one of the obligations and necessities of Islam for Muslims who are able to pay it.

What is a Fidyah?

(Kaffarah for Breaking the Fast for the Justified Reasons)
A Fidyah is an Islamic tax that is obligatory on six groups of people who are allowed to break their fast, but they must give at least 750 grams of wheat or a portion of their daily food, such as wheat, rice and etc. or its equivalent in cash to the needy people.
Those who do not have access to the poor must pay Fidyah through a trusted person or institution that has access to the poor people. Representatives of the Maraji Taqleed have set Fidyah to be at least £2 per day for the believers living in the UK.
Since the usage of Kaffarah and Fidyah is same, while paying Fidyah online, please use the Kaffarah button.

The following categories are the individuals who are allowed to break their fast in the month of Ramadhan but they should pay Fidyah.

1) A pregnant woman who is about to give birth and there is a possibility of harm to the baby.
2) A breastfeeding woman who, if she fasts, her milk supply is reduced and there is a risk for her child.
3) Old ladies and gentlemen for whom fasting is hard and difficult.
4) A person who did not fast during the previous Ramadan due to illness and his or her illness has continued until the current Ramadan.
5) A person who has missed some days to fast since the month of Ramadan last year and has not performed its qadha until the month of Ramadan this year without a religious reason.
6) Someone who has a disease that makes it very difficult for the believer to tolerate thirst.

What is the Kaffarah (Penalty) for breaking the fast intentionally?

The Recompense (kaffārah) for breaking a fast (ifṭār) unlawfully in the month of Ramadan WITH A HALAL CAUSE is that the person must fast for two months in accordance with the instructions that is mentioned in the jurisprudential books of the Maraji Taqleed, or feed sixty poor people (fuqarāʾ).

However, if this happens with A HARAM CAUSE, then one must fulfil both recompenses (Kaffarah Jam’).

Those who do not have access to the poor people to pay them their Kaffarah must ask other individuals or trusted institutions that have access to the poor people to represent them in paying their Kaffarah to them.
Those who want the Islamic Centre of England to spend their Kaffarah for the needy people, must pay at least £120 per day.


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