If you ever wondered about the difference between zakat al-mal and zakat al-fitr, don’t worry. You are not the only one. A lot of Muslims know what zakat al fitr is and how to calculate it. That is because it is given at the end of the month of Ramadan. It is easy to remember and everyone else does it at the same time and gives almost the same amount. Zakat al fitr is more like a community responsibility; zakat al mal on the other hand is more like an individual duty. That’s why it is easy to overlook and for many people it is even hard to calculate and keep track of. Here we will help you understand both. Hopefully in the easiest way possible.

Yaser Birjas