Zakat Information

Zakat Types:

  • Zakat ul-Fitr
  • Zakat ul-Mal

Zakat ul-Fitr:

Zakat ul-Fitr is payable during Ramadan and before Eid and based on the following hadith:

Ibn Abbas (r.a.) said: "The Prophet (p.b.u.h.) enjoined Zakat-ul-Fitr to purify the fasting person from verbal errors and evil deed and to feed the poor. Whoever gives it before Eid Prayer, it will be an accepted Zakat and whoever gives after Eid prayer it will be Sadaqa" narrated by Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Hakim and others.

Zakat ul-Fitr (Fitrana) for 2022 is one Saa`a (Four hand full) of wheat, barley, dates, raisins and walnuts. Imam Abu Hanifa said it can be paid in money in which case for 2022 it is €9.00 per person.

Fidya for 2022 is minimum of €12

زكاة الفطر

روى أبو داود وأبن ماجه والدارقطن عن أبن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال فرض رسول الله (ص) زكاة الفطر طهرة للصائم من اللغو والرفث وطعمة للمساكين من أداها قبل الصلاة فهي زكاة مقبولة ومن أخرها بعد الصلاة فهي صدقة من الصدقات .

وقدرها صاع من القمح أو الشعير أو التمر أو الزبيب وجوز الأمام أبو حنيفة (رض) إخراج القيمة مراعاة لحال الفقير وهي تعادل 9جنيهات ايرلندية عن الصغير والكبير.

How to calculate your Zakat ul-Mal:

Allah (Tabaraka wa ta'aala) made the Zakat an obligation and one of the five pillars of Islam. For a brief explanation on how to calculate your Zakat, please read the Guide on How to Calculate Zakat on Your Money (English & Arabic) as edited and translated from Arabic by Sh. Yahya M. Al-Hussein. Alternatively, English only version is also available.

How to pay your Zakat:

You can hand your Zakat money to the Islamic Foundation of Ireland to pay it on your behalf to the needy Muslims in Ireland and abroad.

Zakat money received by the Islamic Foundation of Ireland is not used for the running expenses of the Mosque or Islamic Centre but given to the people who are allowed to receive Zakat according to the Shari’ah.

Methods of payment:

1- Zakat money can be paid by cash at the IFI office or put in the Zakat box in the Dublin Mosque

2- Transfer or lodge your Zakat in the Islamic Foundation of Ireland Zakat Fund bank account. Account details are as follows:

Islamic Foundation of Ireland – Zakat Fund
Account No. 63843033, Sort code: 93-10-20
Bank Name & Address: Allied Irish Bank, 219 Crumlin Road, Dublin 12.
IBAN: IE11AIBK93102063843033

Please reference your transfers/deposits as:

  • Zakat ul-Fitr
  • Fidyah
  • Zakat ul-Maal
  • General Sadaqah

For any further details on any of the above please contact the IFI Office.