Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Muis shares zakat fitrah rates for 2019

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has announced that the zakat fitrah rates for Ramadhan 2019 are S$5.30 (normal rate) and S$7 (higher rate) per head.

Zakat fitrah is an obligatory contribution by all Muslims during the month of Ramadhan. The rates are 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, for example if they consume a higher grade of rice. Zakat payers may choose the rate that is most suitable based on their daily consumption.


Zakat fitrah must be paid during the month of Ramadhan but no later than the morning of Eid al-fitr, (before the start of the Eid prayer). However, the Muslim public is advised to pay early. Payment can be done by:

• Cash, cheque or NETS at all mosques, authorised Muslim organisations and at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

• NETS/NETS QR code payments at 47 full-time Zakat Collection Centres at mosques and M3@WGS office at Wisma Geylang Serai

• AXS stations

• Fitrah Telepoll 1900 112 3530 (to pay S$5.30) / 1900 112 3700 pay S$7, by 5 June 2019 before 7 am. Each call is for the fitrah contribution of one person only and an administration charge of S$0.20 per call applies.

Online payments are also accepted, via:

Muis Zakat

CIMB Clicks

MUIS encourages Muslims to present their NRIC or other personal identification documents to the authorised zakat personnel (Amils) when making payment, so that it can be included for tax deduction.

Muis also has a hotline at +65 6359 1199 to answer any questions.