It's official, Eid El Fitr has been set for Wednesday April 10, 2024

It's official, Eid El Fitr has been set for Wednesday April 10, 2024

Reminder: The French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) has communicated the date of Eid El Fitr which has been set for Wednesday April 10, 2024 (see link communicated below the video). We wish you all our best wishes on this occasion. Aidkum Mubarak!

Zakat El Fitr: 9 euros / person

In accordance with scientific data, the conjunction of the new moon of the month of Shawwal 1445H will take place on April 8, 2024 at 8:21 p.m. (Paris time). According to the calculation criteria adopted by the CFCM in 2013, visibility of the new moon will be impossible on the same day, anywhere in the world. Also, the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM), announces that:

Wednesday April 10, 2024 is the day of Eid El Fitr in the year 1445H

The “Zakat El Fitr” alms, payable to every Muslim family, was assessed this year at

Zakat El Fitr: 9 euros / person

This amount is a rough estimate and results from the application of the religious rule which takes into account both the one who gives it and the one who receives it.

The CFCM believes that the amount of seven euros which had been in force for more than 10 years needed to change given the significant increase in food prices in recent years. Evaluations which place zakat El Fitr between 7 and 9 euros could however be considered legitimate.

Indeed, to the extent that these evaluations are based on the price of the food taken into consideration (wheat, rice, dates, etc.) and that these prices vary very significantly depending on the food and the point of sale chosen. , it is not not surprising that the results obtained are different.

Everyone will give the amount that they consider to correspond to their conviction and the opinion of the religious institution to which they usually refer.

The CFCM recalls that Zakat El Fitr is intended for the poor, regardless of their religious affiliation. It is recommended to benefit the needy in the family's place of residence. But, if necessary, it can be transferred elsewhere.

Its payment, which generally occurs at the end of Ramadan, can be made from its first day. The burden of distributing this alms can be delegated to a person or a charitable association.

This Zakat is reserved exclusively for the poor and cannot be used, for example, to help a mosque. To avoid confusion, mosques taking this opportunity to raise funds for their own financing must inform donors and keep separate funds.

The French Council of Muslim Worship