Zakat al-Fitr also known as Fitrana is an important part of Ramadan, and key act of charity, for it enables those less fortunate than ourselves to celebrate the day of Eid al-Fitr and mark the breaking of the fast of Ramadan with the rest of the Muslim community.
Zakat al-Fitr is an obligatory form of religious charity, and must be paid by, or on behalf of, all Muslims. Adults should pay for children, and any other person in their care who is not able to personally make the payment.
The amount of Fitrana to be paid is the same for all Muslims, regardless of an individual’s income or wealth. It is based on the consumption particulars of members of the household, to which there is a cash equivalent. This money is then given to those in need before commencing Eid al-Fitr Salah.
The money you give to HRF will pay for, and distribute, food and meals to the poor prior to Eid ul-Fitr.