Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Muis announces zakat fitrah rates

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has announced the zakat fitrah rates for Ramadhan 2018 (1439): S$5 is the normal rate and S$7 the higher rate per head in the two tier system.

Zakat fitrah must be paid during the month of Ramadhan but no later than the morning of Eid al-Fitr, before the Eid prayer. The Muslim public is encouraged to pay early.

Zakat fitrah is an obligatory contribution by all Muslims during the month of Ramadhan. The rate is determined by the Muis Zakat and Fitrah Committee, by using staple food of the country that the person resides in. As rice is the staple food here, the rates are based on the median price of 2.3kg of the grade of rice that is generally consumed by the Muslim community.

Muis introduced a two-tier zakat fitrah rate in 2005 to facilitate zakat payers who may wish to pay more than the normal rate (Muslims who consume a higher grade of rice). Zakat payers may choose the rate that is most suitable based on their daily consumption.


Zakat fitrah in Singapore may be paid by cash, cheque, NETS at all mosques, authorised Muslim organisations and at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.

It is also accepted at ATMs, AXS stations, and via phone through the Fitrah Telepoll* 1900 112 3500 for S$5 or 1900 112 3700 for S$7.

To pay online visit Muis or CIMB Clicks

Payments close on 15 June 2018 before 7 am. Muslims fulfilling their zakat fitrah payments in person should present their NRIC or other personal identification to the authorised zakat personnel (amils) when making payment to be included for tax deduction.

Call the Muis hotline at +65 6359 1199 with questions.

*Each call is for the fitrah contribution of one person only. An additional administration charge of S$0.20 per call applies.