ZAKAT

 
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         Give hope to desperate children through your Zakat payment.

Zakat is the third pillar of Islam and requires all followers of the faith to donate 2.5% of their personal wealth to help others in need every year. 

Muslims believe all things belong to Allah. 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 that 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 or Nisab which is calculated according to strict measures used to value gold and silver at the time of the Prophet Mohammed (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 was more equal in the days of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). To help you, we have created a simple online calculator for you to determine your Zakat for the current year.

Remember Zakat is not just for Ramadan, it can be paid at any time of the year towards a zakat eligible programme. This year we are helping disabled across Afghanistan. By choosing Aryana Aid's wheelchair Program, for your Zakat and Sadaqah you can be sure that your contributions will help the world's most vulnerable orphan children to enjoy a better childhood in Afghanistan and give them the gift of mobility again.

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, we please use our handy Zakat calculator.

We are pleased to submit our last year Annual Report, which shows the amazing achievements we have made with your donations, we hope this assures our donors about the commitment we always make to the programs on the ground. Review the report by clicking the image, Thank you!

Annual Report 2019