Zakat is a basic idea that Allah (SWT) will teach the believers about welfare and it tells us that we must show charity to those who are less fortunate than us. Zakat is a religious obligation and is the third pillar of Islam. Every Muslim who meets the criteria is obliged to donate a certain amount of wealth to charity.
Zakat contributes to a fair distribution of wealth and social benefits. This is a symbol of solidarity, and your Zakat can help the less fortunate. Your Zakat donated through the Imdad Relief Foundation gives hope and support to those who need it most.
100% Zakat policy
Imdad Relief Foundation is proud to have a 100% Zakat policy on all our projects. This means that every penny goes to the actual case. Every penny of your Zakat donation goes directly to the needy. You can therefore be sure that your entire Zakat is helping to make life easier for the disadvantaged and poor in the world.
How does Zakat work?
Zakat (welfare tax) is an annual payment paid by Muslims who have a fortune exceeding the value of Nisab in an Islamic year. The donation is distributed to those who need it the most. A Zakat donation is not just given to anyone. The recipient must meet some requirements. We can divide it into eight categories. The categories are as follows:
- Miskin: Those who are very poor, that is, people who do not have money for food, clothes, and shelter.
- Fuqara: The people whose fortunes are below Nisab level.
- Aamileen: The Zakat Collectors. This means that workers who collect Zakat can be paid from the Zakat fund.
- Muallafatul Quloob: The poor who need Zakat to strengthen the faith.
- Ar-Riqaab: Zakat means can be used to free slaves (applies to the time when slavery was part of society).
- Ibnus-Sabeel: A stranded traveler can receive Zakat.
- Al Ghaarimeen: Those who have debts that are larger than their property, that is, if they repay the debt, their remaining assets will be below the Nisab value.
- Fi Sabeelillah: Those who strive for the cause of Allah (SWT) and are in need (eg people on Hajj or those who seek knowledge).
Your Zakat helps
Imdad Relief Foundation ensures that your Zakat donation is distributed to those who need it most: to families, children, widows, and the elderly living in vulnerable areas.