Distributing your Sadaqatul Fitr (2015)

    Sadaqatul Fitr (also known as Zakat ul-Fitr) is given at the end of Ramadhan by every Muslim, male or female, young or old.

    This charity is seen as a purification of one's fasts for any vain speech or indecent behaviour that may have taken place in Ramadhan.

    Ibn Abbas RadhyAllahu 'anhu reported:
    'The Prophet ﷺ made Zakat ul-Fitr (or Sadaqatul Fitr) compulsory so that those who fasted may be purified of their idle deeds and shameful talk (committed during Ramadhan) and so that the poor may be fed.'
    [Sunan Abi Dawud]

    Abdullah ibn 'Umar RadhyAllahu 'anhu said:
    'The Messenger of Allah ﷺ instructed us to give Sadaqatul Fitr: 1 Sa' (a measure used at the time) of dates or 1 Sa' of Barley.'
    [al Bukhari]

    Given the varying positions on what one Sa' constitutes, Ummah Welfare Trust determined a weight of 3kg as sufficient to fulfil the criteria set by all the major schools of jurisprudence.

    Alhamdulillah this year, the charity distributed your Sadaqatul Fitr contributions in Pakistan, where, on the day of Eid, over 30,000 families each received 20kg of wheat flour.

    Families in remote areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received assistance, alhamdulillah. As usual, widows, orphans, and families with disabled members, were prioritised.

    May Allah accept your contributions this year, and may they be a means of purification of your fasts. Ameen.