Zakat al-fitr (Fitrana)

Zakat al-Fitr (fitrana) is charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Crisis Aid suggest that £4 is given for each member of the household – including children, adults, servants etc – before the day of Eid. 1.Classification The word fitr means the same as iftar, breaking a fast…

Aqiqah

Aqiqah – Fulfil your obligation through Crisis Aid Crisis Aid’s aqiqah pack comprises the sacrifice of one (for girl) or two (for boy) aqiqah animals and meat distributed to the poor and orphans. £10 also is given in sadaqah to the poor, at the market price of silver, this easily covers the value equal to…

Fidya

What is Fidyah? In Ramadan if a person is unable to fast because he is elderly or sick with no hope of recovery, then he is not obliged to fast. Instead he should feed one poor person for each day (Fidyah). How to perform the Fidyah With regard to the manner of feeding, one has…

Islamic Will

“It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.” (Sahib al-Bukhari) Why make an Islamic Will? To fulfil an important religious duty If you die without leaving a will you are deemed to have died ‘intestate’ and so your wealth…

Kaffarah

What is Kaffarah  – donate button below to pay Kaffarah means “what is paid to redress an imbalance or to compensate for commissioning a sinful act, i.e. a kind of punishment or penalty”. 1. Deliberate breaking of fasts during Ramadan By Sexual relations This is expiation due for deliberate breaking of the obligatory fasts in the month…

Interest Money

Interest Money (Riba) can help us save lives What is riba (interest)? Any transaction or loan where the payment of an additional amount on the principal is made conditional to the advance of such a loan is called riba. The most common form of riba these days is interest paid on bank accounts or loans.…

Waqf

What is Waqf Waqf means putting aside the original property and donating its benefits for the sake of Allah. What is meant by the original property is something from which benefit may be derived whilst its essence remains, such as houses, shops, gardens, etc. Beneficial produce sre things like crops, rents, provision of shelter, etc.…

Sadaqah Jariyah

Your Sadaqah Jariyah helps change their lives “If a person dies, then his good deeds stop except for three: a sadaqah-jaariyah (continuous charity), a beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.” – Sahih Muslim Your Sadaqah Jariyah could help many deserving people change their lives for good. In return you continue getting…

ZAKAT (zakah)

What is Zakat (zakah)? Zakat is an act of worship we perform with the wealth Allah has blessed us with. It is a religious duty which washes away impurities from our provision and ensures excess wealth is distributed among those in need. Zakat is an obligation upon any Muslim who has reached puberty, is sane,…