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Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (also called Zakat-ul-Fitr) is an obligatory charity for every Muslim who possess the Nisab (a minimum amount of wealth); it must be paid before Eid-ul-Fitr (i.e. before the end of Ramadan).
The wisdom behind this act is two-fold:
  • to purify the month long fasting of the Muslims
  • to enable the poor and less fortunate to also enjoy the celebration of Eid
Hidaya Foundation uses the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr donations to provide food in the form of wheat, barley, grain, etc. for the less fortunate.

Currently, Hidaya's suggested cost for Sadaqat-ul-Fitr is approximately $7.00 based on the price of 1 Saa (approx. 3kg) of rice or wheat at local costs in U.S.A.  However donors can pay whatever amount they deem correct based on their locality and commodities of choice - just as the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr was paid using different commodities which had varying costs/values for each type in the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Hidaya distributes several hundred dry ration packages to poor families on behalf of our donors under the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr project each year.
1 2017 Report
2 2016 Update
3 2015 Report
4 2014 Report
5 2013 Report
6 Why Should I Donate for Sadaqat-ul-Fitr
7 2009 Report
8 2010 Report
9 2011 Report
10 2012 Report

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Combined Federal Campaign

Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.