There are a lot of organizations etc for you to pay your Zakat, but you are unsure of how and where about these places. Here we have collated all the organizations that receive Zakat (Fitrah and/or Wealth) so it will be easy for you to fulfill your responsibility.
For those who are still confused and unsure what is zakat actually and why must Muslim fulfill this, read more to find out!
Zakat is one of the most important pillars of Islam. It is mandatory for every muslim who is financially stable, to pay zakat to the poor and needy. Zakat is an act of worship which every muslim should perform to help the underprivileged muslims. Zakat is divided into 2, which are: Zakat Fitrah and Zakat Harta (Wealth).
About Zakat Fitrah
Zakat Fitrah is also known as Zakat on the Person, Zakat of Ramadan or Zakat Fitri. Zakat Fitrah was obliged in the second year of Hijrah, the same year that fasting in Ramadan was made obligatory. Zakat Fitrah is prescribed as a means of purification for the person who fasts, redressing wrong deeds and undesirable words uttered during fasting. Zakat is also a relief-aid of its beneficiaries.
Zakat Fitrah is an obligation on the person and his dependants such as his wife, children who have not reached maturity and parents. If he is unable to pay Zakat Fitrah for himself and/or his dependants due to certain difficulties, his dependants may pay Zakat Fitrah for themselves and/or for him with his permission. What is important is that Zakat Fitrah payment has been made for every individual.
Zakat Fitrah vs Zakat on Wealth
|Zakat Fitrah||Zakat on Wealth|
|Aim on every person||Aim on wealth|
|Paid within stipulated time. |
Only during Ramadan.
|No stipulated time|
|Amount is low and all Muslims are required to pay the same amount.||Dependent on the amount of wealth the giver has.|
(Info are taken from Muis website
Zakat on Wealth (Harta)
According to Islam, zakat is meant to be paid in order to purify the wealth. Therefore, those Muslims who have enough wealth have to give a little amount i.e. 2.5% of your wealth to the poor and needy. It is the duty of wealthy people to serve the deprived community by helping them in every possible way. Zakat is not a voluntary charity but an obligation. Muslims pay zakat every year in order to purify their wealth and to seek blessings from Allah.
In order to be able to pay Zakat on wealth, your wealth must have a minimum amount (Nisab) for a minimum period of time (Haul).
For more information regarding on zakat, you may read more at Muis website.