Donate your Zakat with Crisis Aid today

There are eight categories of people entitled to zakat according to Allah saying:

“Indeed, [prescribed] zakat are only [to be given] to the poor and the indigent, and to those who work on [administering] it, and to those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to [free] those in bondage, and to the debt-ridden, and for the cause of Allah, and to the wayfarer. [This is] an obligation from Allah And Allah is all-knowing, all-wise.” {Al-Qur’an, 9:60}

This zakat is to be paid in cash according to the practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions and the most authentic sayings of the scholars. It is not our business or the concern of the donor how the person above uses the cash; whether he/she uses it for shelter, food, debts and so forth, is entirely up to the recipient. The most important thing is to ensure he/she falls into one of the categories mentioned in the verse above. This is where we at Crisis Aid come in; we ensure your donations go to people who fall into the categories mentioned above.

There is an exception to the above rule of giving cash and that is if the one who falls into one of the categories mentioned above is insane, has a mental illness, a child, or you feel he or she may squander the wealth foolishly. In such case it becomes permissible to purchase the needs for that person rather than distributing cash.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Take the zakat from your rich and give it to your poor.”

Crisis Aid distributes zakat to widows and orphans in Syria and the poor and needy in many different parts of the world including –

  • Africa
  • Bangladesh
  • Burma
  • Gaza
  • Kashmir
  • Pakistan
  • Yemen
  • Use the zakat calculator and donate your zakat here today by following the donation link below.

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