The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal 1442 A.H.
Based on no confirmed sightings of the new crescent moon on evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, SMC announces Thursday, May 13th as the day of Eid-ul-Fitr (1st of Shawwal 1442 AH).
Tomorrow (May 12th) will be the 30th day of Ramadan.
SMC will provide community EID Prayer information tomorrow evening.
|Zakat al-Fitr should be set aside on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and paid on the day itself, which marks the end of the Month of Ramadan and is the first day of the month of Shawwal. A sum must be paid on a person’s behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents. This would also include any guests who are staying overnight during the eve of Eid al-Fitr, under the care of the person.For every individual, the minimum given must be enough to feed one miskeen (needy person), which is the equivalent of 6.6 pounds of a popular basic food commodity such as rice or wheat (flour), as opposed to a cooked full meal. For 2021, the estimate cost per person for Zakat-al-Fitr is minimum $10.On the day of Eid, the zakat will be distributed to the poor. Therefore, pay your Zakat-al-Fitr in advance so SMC can coordinate distribution on Eid Day. Can we give Zakāt al-Fitr in advance? Yes, you can give Zakāt al-Fitr anytime during the month of Ramadan before the night of Eid, but the it’s mustahab to first give it as a loan and then to change your intention from it being a “loan” to “Zakāt al-Fitrah” when the time for giving Zakat al-Fitrah has entered.