What is Zakat?
Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and represents charitable giving. Muslims who are wealthy or living comfortably are required to give Zakat to those less fortunate.
Everything belongs to Allah (SWT) so any wealth we gain is held by us in trust. By giving Zakat, we are purifying and restoring balance to our wealth, making it halal. Each Muslim will calculate their Zakat individually, but the amount of Zakat you donate depends on your accumulated assets and wealth.
Today the value equated to 2.5%. You can work out how much Zakat you will need to pay by using our
The giving of Sadaqah (charity) to individuals or institutions has remained widespread among Muslims. It is the voluntary charitable giving by a Muslim, in addition to the obligatory Zakat. Sadaqah acts as expiation for sins and, along with Zakat, plays role in fulfilling the needs of the poor and eliminating starvation from the world.
Muslims are asked to give Sadaqah immediately following any transgression. The Prophet (pbuh) was the most generous of men. He used to give with his own hand. When asked for anything, he never refused. If he had nothing to give, he would borrow from one of his companions and pay him later. Human Relief Foundation for the last 20 years has been helping poor and needy people worldwide through the collection and distribution of Sadaqah.