What is Fitrana (Zakat-ul-Fitr)?

Fitrana is a charitable donation (of food) that must be given before Eid prayer, before the end of the month of Ramadan.

Fitrana must be given by every adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs, on behalf of themselves and their dependants.

Fitrana is one Saa’ of food, and one Saa’ is equivalent to four Madd.

A Madd is the amount that can be scooped up when one puts their hands together.

In monetary value it is based on the price of a staple food such as flour or rice (at that current market rate).

Crisis Aid can be given the money to pay for the food beforehand, which Crisis Aid will then spend where it is needed, this will be then distributed among those people that are in need.

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