Since we opened in 2009, Croydon ICT has continued to send our Zakat Al Fitr collections to various needy locations around the world, and last year we sent it to Gaza (see details of what was raised here >>), with Syria receiving our Zakat Al Fitr in 2013 as part of our humanitarian aid project (see details and pictures of how we distributed in 2013 here >>).
This year, we have agreed with our community to send the Zakat to the people of Gaza again InshaAllah, through a reputable charity who are delivering aid on the ground through their dedicated staff in Palestine.
If you wish to donate your Zakat Al Fitr through Croydon ICT, you must do so by Monday 13 July 2015, in order for it to be delivered before Eid. This is the final day we can accept your Zakat Al Fitr. Zakat Al Fitr payable for Gaza is £5 per person.
REMEMBER: Zakat Al Fitr is WAJIB on all, even the new-born. The head of the Muslim household should give on his own behalf and on behalf of those on whom he spends. Some of the Ulemah also mention that every individual should give their own Zakat Al Fitr and that if they cannot give it on their own behalf, the head of the household should. Learn more about Zakat Al Fitr here >>
Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made zakat al-fitr obligatory as a means of purifying the fasting person from idle talk and foul language, and to feed the poor. Whoever pays it before the prayer, it is an accepted zakat, and whoever pays it after the prayer, it is just a kind of charity (sadaqah).” (Reported by Abu Dawood, 1371. Al-Nawawi said: Abu Dawood reported it from Ibn ‘Abbaas with a hasan isnaad).
For more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8760 0552. JazakAllahukhairan, Croydon ICT Management