Paying zakat al-fitr is an obligation for Muslims that must be fulfilled at the end of Ramadan. Zakat payments can be made at the Zakat collector (amil) near your place of residence. To make it even easier, you can pay zakat al-fitr online.
The online method of paying zakat al-fitr is permitted and deemed valid, allowing you to do so without having to leave your home. Not only that, but this method also makes it easier for those who wish to pay zakat for their parents or other family members.
Who Obliged to Pay Zakat al-Fitr
Learn about who is obliged to pay zakat al-fitr during Ramadan. The individuals required to pay zakat al-fitr are:
- Encountering the two times between Ramadan and Shawwal albeit only briefly
- Have sufficient wealth for themselves and their dependents during Ramadan and the eve of Eid al-Fitr.
When to Pay Zakat al-Fitr
In contrast to zakat al-mal, which can be paid at any time, zakat al-fitr must be paid at a particular period of time. It can only be paid during Ramadan and before the 1st of Shawwal or Eid al-Fitr.
There are also specific times to pay zakat al-fitr according to Islamic teachings. Here are the recommended times to pay zakat al-fitr:
1. Obligatory time
At sunset on the last day of Ramadan leading into Shawwal
2. Afdhal time
After the fajr prayer before the Eid prayer on the 1st of Shawwal
3. Makruh time
After the Eid prayer until before sunset on the 1st of Shawwal.
Payable Zakat Amount
The amount of zakat al-fitr has been set per Islamic rules and is calculated per individual. It is measured using the staple food consumed on a daily basis. In Indonesia, the calculation of zakat al-fitr is usually based on rice.
Each individual is required to give 2.5 kilograms or 3.5 liters of rice. The rice quality must also be the same as the rice consumed daily by the payer of zakat al-fitr.
The payment of zakat al-fitr can be paid with money. Based on the Decree of the Chairman of the National Amil Zakat Agency (BAZNAS) number 27 of 2023 regarding Zakat al-Fitr and Fidyah, the amount of zakat al-fitr that needs to be paid is IDR 45,000 per person. This amount applies to DKI Jakarta and surrounding areas.
How to pay Zakat al-Fitr online via BCA mobile
You can pay zakat al-fitr through BCA mobile. Here are the steps to pay zakat al-fitr online:
- Open and log in to BCA Mobile
- Select the Lifestyle feature
- Select the Zakat menu
- Select “Zakat Fitrah”
- Fill in your data and select “Daftar Sekarang”
- Enter the zakat al-fitr amount
- Choose the Zakat Distribution Agency
- Enter the NPWP number (optional)
- Click “Bayar Sekarang”
- Enter your BCA mobile PIN
- Zakat al-fitr payment is complete
So that’s how to pay zakat al-fitr online from BCA mobile. Don’t forget to pay your zakat al-fitr during Ramadan this year.