Donate to Ramadan Zakat Appeal
Donate to Ramadan Zakat Appeal
What is Zakat?
In Islam, zakat is a compulsory act of worship, which requires Muslims to donate a portion of their wealth to those in need. The word “zakat” means “purification,” and it is mentioned several times in the Quran as a way to purify one’s wealth and soul. Zakat is not only a means of helping the poor and needy, but it also serves as a reminder of the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us. According to IslamQA.com, zakat is “a form of worship that is based on giving a certain percentage of one’s wealth to those who are eligible, as defined by Allah in the Quran and by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in his Sunnah.”
The Eight Categories Who Can Receive Zakat According to Ayah Mentioned in Surah Tawbah
According to the Quran, there are eight categories of people who can receive zakat. These are mentioned in Surah Tawbah, Verse 60, which states:
“The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarer; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower, Wise.”
The eight categories are:
- The poor: Those who do not have enough to meet their basic needs.
- The needy: Those who have some possessions but are not enough to cover their basic needs.
- Zakat collectors: Those who are authorized to collect and distribute zakat.
- Those whose hearts are to be reconciled: Those who are new to Islam or may be on the fence about it, and who may be swayed towards accepting Islam through receiving zakat.
- Freeing slaves: Those who need funds to free themselves from slavery or servitude.
- Debtors: Those who are unable to pay off their debts.
- For the cause of Allah: Those who are working towards the cause of Islam, such as scholars, orphans, and widows.
- Wayfarers: Those who are traveling and do not have enough to cover their basic needs.
How Zakat Can Rectify Society?
Zakat has a significant role to play in rectifying society. By giving zakat, Muslims can help to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, and promote social justice. Zakat can provide a safety net for those who are in need, and it can help to create a sense of community and mutual responsibility. When the wealthy members of society give zakat, it not only helps the poor and needy, but it also promotes empathy and compassion among those who give. In this way, zakat can help to foster a more cohesive and harmonious society.
Why Should You Support Dabbagh Welfare Trust’s Ramadan Zakat Appeal?
Dabbagh Welfare Trust’s Ramadan Zakat Appeal is a great way to support needy Muslims in the UK. By donating your zakat to this charity, you can help provide essential support to those who are struggling with poverty, hunger, and illness. Dabbagh Welfare Trust has a proven track record of providing high-quality services to the community, and they work tirelessly to ensure that your donations are used effectively and efficiently. Supporting this appeal is a great way to fulfill your zakat obligation, while also making a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.
Zakat provides a lifeline to hundreds of families living in extreme poverty
Zakat is a powerful tool for social and economic justice. It can help alleviate poverty and provide a safety net for the most vulnerable members of society. By supporting Dabbagh Welfare Trust’s Ramadan Zakat Appeal, you can help provide a lifeline to hundreds of families living in extreme poverty. Your Zakat donation can help provide food, shelter, education, and medical care to those in need.
Your contribution can make a difference in the lives of many people, helping them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. With your Zakat donation, you can help create a world where everyone has access to the basic necessities of life.
As a responsible and caring member of the Muslim community, it is our duty to help those in need. By giving Zakat, we can fulfill our religious obligations and make a positive impact on society. Join us in supporting Dabbagh Welfare Trust’s Ramadan Zakat Appeal and make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.