To calculate the yearly Zakat, visit Islamic Relief USA’s Zakat calculator: Calculator
Based on our research of many sources for the recommendation of Zakat ul-Fitr, ICLP suggests the following as a guidance:
- $6.00 per person in your family is the minimum for Zakat. This amount should be paid only in the case that you financially cannot pay more. This is equal to 1/2 sa’ of wheat.
- $12.00 per person in your family is the minimum for Zakat. This amount should be paid if you are financially able to. This is equal to 1 sa’ of wheat.
Abdullah bin Abbash (R.A.) said in a Khutbah (in Basra-Iraq) that Rasoolullah (SAWS) has declared Sadaqatul Fitr to be of equal to one Sa’ of dates or barley or half of Sa’ of wheat mandatory for all men & women whether free or slave, young or old. But when Ali (R.A.) visited Basra and observed that wheat is really cheap in the local market, he (R.A.) announced that since Allah (S.W.T.) has made you wealthy, it would be better for you to pay Sadaqatul Fitr according to one full Sa’ of everything. (Sunan Abi Dawood)
Take a few minutes to review documentation regarding Zakat in the Resources page.
Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Incorporated in California in 1993, Islamic Relief operates a wide variety of projects, including education and training, water and sanitation, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and emergency relief. Islamic Relief also sponsors many domestic projects, including homeless feedings, financial assistance, healthcare in underserved areas, the annual Day of Dignity program, providing food, medical care, hygiene kits, clothes, blankets, and more to homeless and underserved communities across the United States. Islamic Relief’s largest domestic project was the response to Hurricane Katrina.