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

  1. 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
  2. Increase the optimal services to provide convenience that meets the needs of the community, through improving both self-service and full-service
  3. Encouraging progress and innovation in digital-technology-based zakat management by delivering
    easy access and improving the quality of optimal products and services
  4. Improving competitiveness among technology-based zakat management
  5. Maximising the transparency and accountability
  6. Improving literacy and education on zakat through authorities

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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).

Types of Zakat system:

There are two types of Zakat:

  • Zakat ul Mal
  • 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 pay 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 personal 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 pay 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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