Pay Zakat to disabled children in Pakistan this Ramadan.
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam and requires all followers of Islam to donate 2.5% of their personal wealth to help others in need. This year, your Zakat is more important than ever in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Muslims we believe all things belong to Allah. Our personal wealth is granted by Allah and held in trust by us during our lifetime. As Muslims, it is obligatory for us to donate a percentage of our personal wealth to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
To make sure we have enough money for our private outgoings, including enough money to look after our own family, Zakat is only paid on assets exceeding a minimum threshold called Nisab, which is calculated according to strict measures used to value gold and silver at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Scholars have set the Nisab at 88 grams of gold and 612 grams of silver, which is around £2,700 or £255 in the present day. The difference between the two values is due to the variations in demand for gold and silver, which used to be more equal in the days of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To help you, we have created a simple online calculator, so you can determine your Zakat for the current year.
Remember that Zakat is not just for Ramadan, but can be paid at any time during the year towards a Zakat eligible programme. This year, we are helping disabled children across Afghanistan. By choosing Aryana Aid's Wheelchair Program for your Zakat and Sadaqah, you can be sure your contributions will help the world's most vulnerable orphan children enjoy a better childhood in Afghanistan.
You can also set up a direct debit to pay your Zakat in monthly instalments between now and next year.
To understand how much Zakat you should pay, please use our handy Zakat calculator.
We are pleased to submit last year's Annual Report, which shows our most valued achievements only possible thanks to your donations. We hope this assures our donors about our commitment to our causes. Review the report by clicking the image below. Thank you!