Giving Zakat & Sadaqah

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The Suffa Educational Foundation accepts various types of infaq, including Zakat Fitrah, Zakat Maal, Fidyah, Kaffarah and Sadaqah.

This Ramadan (2022/1443 AH), Zakat-ul-Fitr will costs a minimum of £7 per person.

We distribute the payments to specific beneficiaries and designations of greatest need. For more details about each type of zakat due please see further down the page.

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Zakat Maal

Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. This pillar requires Muslims to give a percentage of their qualifying surplus wealth each year to help Muslims who need it across a range of categories. Zakat is both a spiritual duty and a vital part of the Islamic social welfare system.

How is it distributed?

90% of Zakat Maal is used in the ‘Fi Sabilillah’ category and directly supports the running of The Suffa Educational Foundation and its community programmes

10% of Zakat Maal is distributed amongst the remaining Asnaf (beneficiary) categories. These categories are described further down this page.

Zakat-ul-Fitr (Zakat Fitrah)

Zakat ul Fitr is a duty that is paid during Ramadan until the morning of Eid ul Fitr. It is required from every Muslim and is usually paid by the head of the household for all the family members they are responsible for. The amount required per person varies based on the value of basic food commodities such as rice. This Ramadan (2022/1443 AH), Zakat-ul-Fitr will costs a minimum of £7 per person.

How is it distributed?

10% of Zakat-ul-Fitr is used in the ‘Fi Sabilillah’ category and directly supports the running of The Suffa Educational Foundation and its community programmes.

90% of Zakat-ul-Fitr is distributed amongst the remaining Asnaf (beneficiary) categories. These categories are described further down this page.


Fidyah is a minor compensation, paid where a person is unable to fast and will not be able to make it up (e.g. owing to long-term illness). Kaffarah is a major compensation, it is paid when a person intentionally misses or breaks a fast, or an oath without reason; the Kaffarah acts as an expiation. This year, 2022/1443H, Fidyah/Kaffarah will cost a minimum of £5 per missed day.

How is it distributed?

100% of all Fidyah/Kafarrah collected is distributed amongst the Asnaf (beneficiary) category of ‘Faqir & Miskin’; the poor and the needy.


Sadaqah is a voluntary donation. By giving Sadaqah to The Suffa Educational Foundation you can help us reach more people, and also sustain and grow our essential community services.

What are the Asnaf (beneficiary) categories of Zakat?

Faqir & Miskin

The poor and needy


One who is in debt and needs assistance

Fi Sabilillah

Striving in the cause of Allah which include:

  • Religious welfare and education
  • Da’wah initiatives
  • Community development
  • Mosque management


One appointed to collect and disburse Zakat to Asnaf


One who recently embraced Islam

Ibnu Sabil

A traveller who is stranded or struggling and is need of assistance

Our focused approach to Zakat distribution

Our aim is to uplift and upgrade the community with a focus on Islamic welfare. We seek to serve the path of Allah by protecting and strengthening the Deen of Allah, Islam, by establishing a firm Islamic foundation in the community today and for future generations to come. Therefore, our current focus in the distribution of Zakat, more specifically Zakat Maal, is to safeguard this Islamic foundation and to secure a permanent physical location for the community. In fact, we are the first and only registered Islamic charity in the UK with a focus on the Malay and SE Asian community demographic (Nusantara).

With regards to the distribution of Zakat to the remaining Asnaf categories, we fulfil the role of both collecting and distributing the Zakat without relying on any external organisations at present. When a person approaches us requiring assistance and they qualify under one of the Asnaf categories, our finance team will carry out our due diligence to the best of our capability and distribute the Zakat accordingly. 

Muslims distributing Zakat

Are you in need of Zakat distribution?

If you are fulfil one of the categories of Zakat listed above and are in need of assistance, please contact us directly at: Please describe your situation in full, providing clear details and evidence where possible.