With Eid drawing upon us at the end of Ramadhan , we are all encouraged to give some sadaqah called Sadaqatul Fitr or Fitrana and this should be given before the day of eid.
Giving Sadaqah in such a way was the practice of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and has it has been ordered for us all to follow. Like Zakah, it establishes the bonds of unity and brotherhood between the rich and poor.
Sadaqatul Fitr is due on every member of a household, every person who can pay this amount must pay not only for himself but also for his dependants, such as his children or elderly persons and it is also obligatory to pay this before the day of Eid so the funds can reach those in need before the day of Eid insha’Allah.
The amount for Sadaqatul Fitr/Fitrana this year will insha’Allah be £2.50 per person
After knowing the Shari’i amount if a person wishes to give more, then he can do so inshaAllah.
'Abdullah ibn 'Abbas RadhyAllahu 'anh narrates:
'The Prophet SallAllahu 'alayhi wasallam declared the payment of Sadaqatul Fitr as obligatory; it purifies the fasting person from any indecent act or speech, and is a source of feeding the poor.'