Give Your Zakat

Give your Zakat Today to the Most Needy and Affected People in the World

What is Zakat?

It is the Islam's second pillar that Allah imposed on the rich Muslims, an obligatory annual payment; It is deducted for the poor, so it would be one of the ways of ending misery, spreading happiness, and relieving the needy from the troubles of life.

As for Zakat ruling, it is an obligation in Islam. Allah the Almighty says: “establish prayer and give Zakah”. It is also established in the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that he said, “Islam is based on five things: the testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, the establishment of the prayer, the payment of Zakat, the Pilgrimage, and the fast during Ramadan.” Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.

What is Zakat?

It is the Islam's second pillar that Allah imposed on the rich Muslims, an obligatory annual payment; It is deducted for the poor, so it would be one of the ways of ending misery, spreading happiness, and relieving the needy from the troubles of life.

As for Zakat ruling, it is an obligation in Islam. Allah the Almighty says: “establish prayer and give Zakah”. It is also established in the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that he said, “Islam is based on five things: the testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, the establishment of the prayer, the payment of Zakat, the Pilgrimage, and the fast during Ramadan.” Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.

What is Nisab?

Nisab is the threshold for which a Muslim’s personal wealth must be above if he or she is to be eligible to pay Zakat., If the money reaches the Nisab, a lunar year has passed on it and its owner has full ownership, the Zakat on the money must be paid by its owner, and its amount is one quarter of a tenth (2.5%).

Nisab of Zakat on money is calculated based on one of the two Nisab values from which the threshold is determined:

  • 85 grams of Gold
  • 595 grams of Silver

Zakat on Gold or Silver

The gold or silver on which Zakat is due is the gold and silver that is owned for trade or saving, then Zakat must be paid on it if its amount reaches the Nisab of Zakat (85 grams or more on Gold or 595 grams or more on Silver) , so the owner must pay a quarter of a tenth (2.5%) of that amount of gold or silver.

What is Nisab?

Nisab is the threshold for which a Muslim’s personal wealth must be above if he or she is to be eligible to pay Zakat., If the money reaches the Nisab, a lunar year has passed on it and its owner has full ownership, the Zakat on the money must be paid by its owner, and its amount is one quarter of a tenth (2.5%).

Nisab of Zakat on money is calculated based on one of the two Nisab values from which the threshold is determined:

  • 85 grams of Gold
  • 595 grams of Silver

Zakat on Gold or Silver

The gold or silver on which Zakat is due is the gold and silver that is owned for trade or saving, then Zakat must be paid on it if its amount reaches the Nisab of Zakat (85 grams or more on Gold or 595 grams or more on Silver) , so the owner must pay a quarter of a tenth (2.5%) of that amount of gold or silver.

Whom can we give zakat to?

The Holy Quran defines eight categories who are entitled to receive Zakat:

  1. The poor, who do not have sufficient wealth or income to fulfill their needs, such as food, drink, and clothing;
  2. The needy, who do not afford their essential needs although they may have a source of income;
  3. Those employed to collect or administer the funds of Zakat; though they are not poor, they may be given some of the Zakat.
  4. Reconciliation of hearts; These are people who may be given Zakat in order to open their hearts towards Islam.
  5. Slaves, and they include three groups: a) indentured Muslim servants who have contracts with their owners to be freed upon paying a sum of money, b) slaves who may be bought with Zakat funds and set free, and c) Muslim prisoners.
  6. The indebted, who are unable to pay off their debts.
  7. For Allah’s Cause, where the Zakat is paid for those fighting in the way of Allah (Jihad), and for other costs of Jihad.
  8. The wayfarer, they are travelers who are cut off from everything, so they may be given from Zakat to help them reach their homes.

Whom can we give zakat to?

The Holy Quran defines eight categories who are entitled to receive Zakat:

  1. The poor, who do not have sufficient wealth or income to fulfill their needs, such as food, drink, and clothing;
  2. The needy, who do not afford their essential needs although they may have a source of income;
  3. Those employed to collect or administer the funds of Zakat; though they are not poor, they may be given some of the Zakat.
  4. Reconciliation of hearts; These are people who may be given Zakat in order to open their hearts towards Islam.
  5. Slaves, and they include three groups: a) indentured Muslim servants who have contracts with their owners to be freed upon paying a sum of money, b) slaves who may be bought with Zakat funds and set free, and c) Muslim prisoners.
  6. The indebted, who are unable to pay off their debts.
  7. For Allah’s Cause, where the Zakat is paid for those fighting in the way of Allah (Jihad), and for other costs of Jihad.
  8. The wayfarer, they are travelers who are cut off from everything, so they may be given from Zakat to help them reach their homes.

Pay your Zakat  and Donate today through SEMA to meet the dire needs of people in north of Syria, especially the displaced community, and be a cause of changing the lives of thousands of needy and poor people in Syria