Helping Afghanistan's Disabled children in Need
Thank you for visiting our website. Zakat is the third pillar of Islam and it is an act of worship, the meaning of Zakat is "to purify" and so to purify our own wealth all Muslims are obliged to pay a set proportion of one's wealth to charitable work in order to help those in need. Zakat is charity given to the poor throughout the year. Helping those in need is one of the key aspects of the Islamic act.
The Meaning and Purpose of Zakat:
The literal meaning of Zakat is 'to cleanse' or 'purification'. In the Islamic faith, Zakat means purifying your wealth for the will of Allah SWT; to acknowledge that everything we own belongs to Allah SWT and to work towards the betterment of the Muslim Ummah. According to Islamic regulations, Zakat is 2.5% of one year's total cumulative wealth. This amount is then distributed to the poor. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has said: "Whoever pays the zakat on his wealth will have its evil removed from him" (Ibn Khuzaimah and at-Tabaraani).
Assets to include in your Zakat calculation are cash (on hand and in bank accounts), shares, pensions, gold, silver, business goods, crops and cattle. You do not need to count personal items such as your home, furniture, cars, food, clothing.
Zakat benefits the giver as well as the receiver. Zakat is regarded as a type of worship and of self-purification. Zakat does not refer to charitable gifts given out of kindness or generosity, but to the systematic giving of 2.5% of one's wealth each year to benefit the poor. In order to pay Zakat, a Muslim must be an adult, sane and possess the Nisab (a minimum amount of wealth, shown by our calculator).
Nisab: for the wealth to be subject to Zakat it must first achieve a minimum value. In several Hadiths, the Prophet ( PBUH ) established certain minimum values for the different levels of wealth and exempted anyone who owns less than the minimum from the payment of Zakat. However, once a person owns the minimum of any wealth, then the whole amount of that wealth becomes subject to Zakat.
The amount of Nisab must be over and above what is required to satisfy the immediate basic needs of the payer, including family responsibilities and due debts.
You can calculate your Zakat in minutes by using our calculator below. Giving your Zakat through Aryana Aid means that we will be able to help orphaned and disabled children who are bound to a wheelchair, through our Zakat qualifying Wheelchair Project.
We also have a 100% Zakat policy which means that every penny you give will be spent on helping those in urgent need.
Zakat through Aryana Aid supports a disabled child with £12.00 for a pair of crutches £15 for urgent wheelchair repairs £40 to give a refurbished wheelchair and £120 for a brand new adapted wheelchair. Please take time to calculate and Pay your Zakat here.
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