Zakat Management

Purpose and Benefits of Zakat Management in MOHID:

The process of developing and reinforcing zakat management through MOHID Cloud has several purposes and benefits, as follows

  • Improving the community’s trust and growing social capital toward the information media of MOHID as a tool and zakat management facility, and toward regarding the security and safety of zakat management.
  • Increase the optimal services to provide the convenience that meets the needs of the community, through improving both self-service and full-service.
  • Encouraging progress and innovation in digital-technology-based zakat management by delivering easy access, and improving the quality of optimal products and services.
  • Improving competitiveness among technology-based zakat management
  • Maximizing transparency and accountability
  • Improving literacy and education on zakat through authorities,

Zakat management as Form of obligatory

As one of the pillars of Islam, a zakat is a form of obligatory donation that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. With the literal meaning of the word being 'to cleanse,' Muslims believe that paying zakat

  • Purifies,
  • increases
  • blesses the remainder of their wealth.

Who can't we give Zakat to?

Muslim jurists agreed that Zakat cannot be given to the following people:

  • The rich (except when such are among the workers of Zakat or the wayfarer).
  • Those capable but not willing to work.
  • Non-Muslims and those who fight against Islam.
  • Ascendants, descendants, and wives of the payer.
  • The family of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

How many types of Zakat are there in Islam?

There are two types of Zakat:

  • Zakat ul Mal and
  • Zakat ul Fitr.

The first difference between Zakat and Zakat ul Fitr is eligibility. All Muslims, who have enough food for a day, must pay Zakat ul Fitr (otherwise known as Fitrana) regardless of their age or financial status. However, Zakat is paid only if a Muslim has the Nisab level. The nisab threshold is the minimum amount of wealth a Muslim must have before he or she becomes eligible to pay Zakat. The second difference lies in the amount due. The amount attributed to Zakat al Fitr is very small - with Penny Appeal, it costs just £3.50, the cost of a nutritious meal. It is the same amount for all, regardless of financial situation.

Zakat, however, depends on your wealth, because it comprises 2.5% of all net savings, so it varies greatly from person to person. The third difference lies in their due dates so that Zakat can pay at any time, with the only condition being that the earnings reflect one year’s worth of net savings (one lunar year).

Zakat ul Fitr, or Fitrana, however, is paid during Ramadan before the month ends. It needs to pay before the Eid prayers at the very latest. This is a very specific time frame that all Muslims must abide by.

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