Zakat al–Fitr is charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Arabic word Fitr means the same as iftar, breaking a fast, and it comes from the same root word as Futoor which means breakfast. Zakat al–Fitr is a smaller levy than Zakat al-Mal.
It is equal to the price of one meal, which in 2019 is estimated as $10 per person, given on behalf of every member of the family regardless of age of the person.
Zakat is not just a fundamental pillar of Islam – it is also a revolutionary concept with the potential to ease the suffering of millions around the world.