Zakat al-Fitr in Bahrain to move online for 2020

Kiosks will be replaced with electronic platforms

Zakat al-Fitr in Bahrain to move online for 2020

Muslims in Bahrain will be expected to give Zakat al-Fitr online instead of donating at kiosks, it has been announced.
The move is part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.

Zakat al-Fitr is the charity given to the needy a few days before the end of Ramadan.

According to the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), both the collection and distribution of Zakat al-Fitr will be replaced with electronic platforms and applications.

The taskforce has introduced a number of preventative measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bahrain this Ramadan, including limiting iftars to small family gatherings.

The taskforce has recommended that muslims refrain from organising or attending Ramadan Majlises and Ghabgas, Gerga’oun and Weda’ gatherings, and from distributing iftar packages.

Throughout Ramadan, the Friday sermon and the Ramadan Isha and Taraweeh prayers are set to be broadcast from Al Fateh Grand Mosque.

Only the imam and four other people will be present for the recording.

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