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 (2021/1442 AH), Zakat-ul-Fitr will costs a minimum of £6 per person.

We distribute the payments to specific beneficiaries and designations of greatest need. For further details about each type of zakat due, please email us at:

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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.


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 (2021/1442 AH), Zakat-ul-Fitr will costs a minimum of £6 per person.


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, 2021, Fidyah/Kaffarah will cost a minimum of £3 per missed day.


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.