Zakat-ul-Fitr, which is regularly referred to as Fitrana, is one of the obligatory acts that Muslims must undertake during the Holy month of Ramadan. Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves giving a portion of one’s savings to charity. Fitrana is similar to Zakat in this way but must be given before Eid prayers begin at the end of Ramadan, hence the name, Zakat-ul-Fitr.
MACA has calculated Fitra per person to be $10. We have added service fees of payment gateways to ensure we receive proper Fitra amount of $10. MACA collects and distributes Fitra funds to those who are eligible to receive this money, in accordance with the Islamic guidelines. All donations to MACA are tax-eligible.
A Fitra is a fixed amount of food that has to be given. The term ‘food’ here refers to the staple food that all people eat like wheat, rice, barley, millet, dates etc. The ‘amount’ is fixed too. It is usually 5.5 lbs of wheat per head. That means, if you are a family of five then you have to give 5.5 lbs x 5. You can give either a bag of this wheat or rice or you can give the equivalent amount of money.
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Important Note: Please consider adding 2.3% when making online payment to your total Fitra donation — this will compensate for transaction fees deducted from your donation amount by the credit card companies, and will ensure that your intended Fitra amount is paid in full.