- Why pay your 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 an education. However much your Zakat is calculated to, it can make a huge difference to the lives of helpless orphans.
If you have any questions regarding Zakat or need any help in calculating how much you need to give, call our team on 0207 100 8866 and we’ll be more than happy to help.
- How is it distributed?
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
- Travellers who have run out of money