Zakat Expert

Alhamdulillah, we’ve reached another blessed month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a time of Qur’an, prayer, fasting and community spirit. It’s also a time which is synonymous with Zakat, with many Muslims choosing to give at this time of the year. That makes Ramadan a particularly busy and exciting time for all of us at NZF. We might be approaching a second Ramadan in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it an amazing one, full of worship, self-development and an abundance of blessings.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” (Qur’an 2:183)

May Allah reward you all and accept your fasts and worship this Ramadan. Ameen.

Prayer times in Ramadan

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Time to next prayer
Fast begins (Suhoor)
Fajar
Sunrise
Dhur
Asr
Fast ends (Iftar)
Maghrib
Isha

When is Ramadan 2021?

Ramadan starts: Monday 12th April 2021
How long does Ramadan last? 29/30 days
When does Ramadan end? Tuesday 11th May 2021
When Is Laylat al-Qadr? On or around Saturday 8th May 2021
When is Eid al-Fitr? Wednesday 12th May 2021

Note: all dates are subject to the sighting of the moon. Please consult your local Mosque for further details.

Get yourself Zakat-ready

 

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.” (Tirmidhi)

For Muslims in need across the country, the hardship and financial strain won’t be taking a break during the blessed month.

Thankfully, Zakat is a means to help take the pressure off people struggling in desperate circumstances, so that every single Muslim has the chance to experience an amazing Ramadan ‘21.

While there’s no obligation to give your Zakat during Ramadan (unless that’s when your Zakat anniversary is), many choose to give some or all their Zakat during the blessed month. It is in fact encouraged to give during Ramadan in the Sunnah.

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Zakat and Ramadan, your questions answered

How much Zakat should I give during Ramadan?

How much Zakat you need to give will depend on your own personal circumstances. You can easily calculate the amount using our online calculator.

You can then choose to give some or all of it during Ramadan, but you’ll need to ensure you calculate correctly on your Zakat anniversary and give the full amount due.

How do I know my Zakat anniversary?

This is the date your wealth and assets both went above the Nisab rate, the threshold set by the Prophet (peace be upon him) which makes Muslims liable to give Zakat. Find out more and check the latest Nisab rates here: https://nzf.org.uk/nisab/

Do I have to give Zakat during Ramadan?

There’s no obligation to give Zakat during Ramadan, though many people choose to make the most of the blessed month by giving Zakat.

The giving of Zakat during Ramadan is encouraged in the Sunnah, but Zakat should be given in advance and then correctly calculated on your Zakat anniversary. Delaying Zakat payment and then giving it in arrears during Ramadan is discouraged.