Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam refers to purification in general and purification of wealth in particular, therefore, those Muslims who have wealth over a certain ratio they are liable to pay Zakat (2.5%) on it and give it to those who are less fortunate and don’t have sufficient means to live their life in a standard way.
From the ayah of Quran (9:60) the following people who deserve Zakat can be extracted:
The Poor – These are the people who don’t have the means to live their life properly and live below the line of poverty.
The Needy – These people are also poor, however, because of their pride and bashfulness they don’t expose their poverty.
The Collectors – These are the people who are given the duty of collection of Zakat from other people, however, they themselves can’t afford to live a normal life.
The New Converts – People who convert to Islam are also eligible as Zakat recipients as with their conversion to Islam they need assistance and help for a new start in life.
To Free Slaves – The money of Zakat can also be spent on freeing the slaves as well.
To Help Someone Pay Debt – Those who are in debt and can’t afford to pay it off on their own are also eligible for Zakat.
In Cause of Allah – Zakat can also be given to people who strive in the way of Allah, especially in the form of fighting the usurpers.
For Travelers – Zakat can also be given to the travellers and wayfarers as they might need the money when it comes to travel arrangements.
Silent Hands support’s duty will be distributing the Zakat money strictly who deserve.
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