Sadaqat-ul-Fitr
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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 uses the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr donations to provide food in the form of wheat, barley, grain, etc. for the less fortunate.


Currently, the 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.

Hidaya distributes several hundred dry ration packages to poor families on behalf of our donors under the Sadaqat-ul-Fitr project each year.
1 Why Should I Donate for Sadaqat-ul-Fitr?
2 2009 Report
3 2010 Report
 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.