Amongst the Five Pillars of Islam is Zakat, a duty expected of every able Muslim.
For every able person who meets the minimum requirement, known as the Nisab threshold, they must give 2.5% of their wealth to charity before the end of the Lunar year. Your Zakat is calculated according to the wealth in your possession including gold and silver and any investments, loans or debts minus your monthly responsibilities.
Your Zakat donation is given to the poor and needy with good intentions for the sake of Allah (SWT) to help us become better Muslims. Giving Zakat is a reminder to not be greedy and free our minds from the obsession of materialistic things, it is a way to eliminate the line between the poor and rich and help to provide support for those in need. By giving Zakat, we are taught that wealth is not everything and that it is Allah (SWT) who gave us wealth and it is He who can take it away.
If you are unsure as to how much Zakat you need to pay, use our Zakat calculator below. (Before using our calculator, we advise that you check the current rate of gold and silver.) Your Zakat is calculated on the amount of 612.36 grams of silver and 87.48 grams of gold.
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Why Give Zakat to Orphans in Need?
The support of destitute orphans and widows is a cause for which Zakat is applicable and highly recommended. $360 will support an orphan child for an entire year. This will provide them with shelter, food, clothing, medical care and education. However much your Zakat is calculated to, it can make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable orphans.
If you have any questions regarding Zakat or need any help in calculating how much you need to give, call our team on 844 964 6872 and we’ll be more than happy to help.
How is Zakat Distributed by Orphans in Need?
The Qur’an (Chapter 9, verse 60) specifies eight categories for the distribution of Zakat:
- The poor & needy.
- The destitute.
- Those employed to collect Zakat.
- To reconcile hearts.
- Those in slavery.
- Those who are in debt.
- Those struggling in the path of Allah.
- Travelers who have run out of money.
To help you how to work out Zakat, we have updated our Zakat calculator for 2021 so you can be confident in your contribution amount for this year. Donate your Zakat with Orphans in Need today.
Zakat is calculated as 2.5% of wealth outside of our daily means.
Zakat is paid after excess wealth has been held for a full Hawl (Islamic year)
The Zakat you pay will depend on how much excess wealth you have minus your responsibilities
Those eligible to receive Zakat are defined as;
- Fakir, the poor
- Miskin, the hungry
- Amil, those who distribute Zakat
- Riqab, those living in slavery
- Gharmin, those living in unmanageable debt
- Fisabilillah, those who fight in Allah’s SWT name
- Ibnus Sabil, stranded travellers who are without support
- Muallaf, new joiners of the faith or friends of the Muslim community
Zakat Facts for Families
There are many queries around the giving of Zakat to family members and whether this is considered acceptable if your family member is eligible to receive Zakat. We have provided answers to some of the most common questions.
Pay your Zakat for orphan sponsorship today and provide a child in need with the support they require to live a fuller, more wholesome life. Supported by caring teams and with access to life-saving facilities including nutritious meals, education, healthcare and safe accommodation, you can help us make a difference. Donate today.