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Welcome to the Muis Zakat Website السلام عليكم
Zakat is the 3rd pillar of Islam and is the determined share of wealth prescribed by Allah (S.W.T) to be distributed to the 8 categories entitled to receive it. Zakat as translated from Arabic means growth, multiplicity, fertility, cleansing, full of baraqah. It is an ibadah in terms of wealth. A symbol of Islamic social justice, Zakat cleanses your soul, purifies and grows your wealth while eradicating poverty.
Your Trust, Our Commitment
Transparency is a key feature of Muis Zakat administration. Zakat collection figures and disbursement are audited and presented annually to the Singapore Parliament. They are a matter of public record and are obtainable in the Muis Annual Reports. In addition, we are committed to make this information readily available through various public channels such as the radio, mainstream newspapers and now social media. Find out why you should fulfil your Zakat with Muis here.
Strengthen the Community, Fulfil Your Zakat
Muis is committed to distributing your Zakat to all 8 asnaf in accordance with Allah (S.W.T)'s command in the Syari'ah: "Zakat is for the poor and the needy, and amil (those employed to administer the funds), for the muallaf (those who have embraced Islam), for those in bondage and in debt, those who strive in the cause of Allah and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom." (Surah At-Taubah: 60).
2011 Disbursement ($)
Fakir: Has neither material possession nor means of livelihood.
Miskin: Does not have sufficient means of livelihood to meet his/her basic need.
Forms of aid include monthly financial Assistance, grants, Ramadan assistance, education Assistance and the Empowerment Partnership Scheme.
Amil: Appointed to collect Zakat and the expenses incurred in the administration of Zakat such as administration and training cost.
Muallaf: Recently embraced Islam. This is given as a grant to Darul Arqam to administer the affairs of new Muslim converts.
Riqab: Wants to free himself/herself from bondage or shackles of slavery. In Singapore this category of recipients is spent to those who need help to pursue their education. Assistance includes education grants for families in need and scholarships and bursaries.
Fisabilillah: Strive in the cause of Allah for the betterment of the community. This includes religious programmes, mosque leadership and administration, madrasah development and assistance, youth development and engagement, dakwah, Islamic education, asatizah development and community development.
Ibnussabil: Stranded travellers on a permissable journey. Aid includes financial assistance and air ticket to home country if necessary.
Last update on : 1/8/2012