What is Zakat?

Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. Zakat becomes obligatory if the following two conditions are met:

1 – That it reaches the nisaab (minimum threshold)

2 – That one year has passed since it reaches the nisaab

If the money/assets’ value is less than the nisaab, then no zakaah is due on it.

Once the savings/assets reach the nisaab, and one year (lunar/hijri year) has passed since possession, then zakat becomes due at that point.

What is Zakat nisaab?

Zakat nisaab is the equivalent of 85 grams of gold or 595 grams of silver.

What is the rate for Zakat?

The rate that must be paid for Zakat is one-quarter of one-tenth (2.5%).

100% Zakat Policy

Islamic Welfare Trust operates a 100% Zakat policy. This means every single penny of your Zakat will go directly to the Muslim families who need it most. When distributing Zakat we always give priority to widows, orphans, elderly without support and families with a disabled member.

Where is your Zakat being spent?

When you will donate your Zakat to Islamic Welfare Trust, one thing you can guarantee is that your Zakat will help Muslim families in need. Right now our Zakat projects include

  • Helping poor and needy families in Tharparker, Balochistan, and Kashmir
  • Sponsoring of orphans, widows & elderly without support
  • Emergency aid for the war and natural disaster victims
  • Providing food and water for poor & needy

Donate your Zakat to Islamic Welfare Trust in confidence and if you would like to know where your Zakat is being spent then please do not hesitate to contact us.

An important note regarding Zakat

Zakat is an act of worship. It is important that we know that Allah does not prescribe anything that is not for the best reasons and does not achieve the best interests for humanity. Allah is the All-Knowing, Who encompasses all things by His knowledge, and He is the All-Wise Who does not prescribe anything except for a reason.

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