"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).
8 Asnaf in Singapore
One who has neither material possession nor means of livelihood; one who suffers, and has no means to sustain his/her daily needs.
One who has insufficient means of livelihood to meet his/her basic needs.
Applicants are open to poor and needy Muslims who are Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents who fall within the following categories:
Single parent – widow or divorcee in need
Breadwinner in prison or DRC
Breadwinner or family members incurring high medical bills due to:
(a) chronic illness e.g. kidney failure, cancer
(b) mental / physical disability
Insufficient household income due to large number of dependants
One who is appointed to collect Zakat and the expenses incurred in the administration of Zakat. Disbursement to Amil includes:
One who recently embraced Islam. Disbursement to Muallaf includes grant to Darul Arqam to administer the affairs of new Muslim converts.
One who is freeing himself/herself from bondage or shackles of slavery. In Singapore this category refers to those who need assistance to pursue their education, usually children of Zakat recipients. Disbursement for Riqab includes:
Education grants for needy families
Partial payment for GCE 'N'/'O'/'A' level examination fees for children, after assistance from respective schools
One who is in debt and needs assistance to meet his/her basic needs. Disbursement for Gharimin includes:
Assistance for outstanding basic necessities bills e.g. utilities bills and service and conservancy charges
One who strives in the cause of Allah for the betterment of the community. Disbursement to Fisabilillah includes:
Mosque leadership and management
Madrasah development and assistance
Youth development and engagement
Dakwah and public education
Stranded travellers on a permissable journey. Disbursement to Ibnussabil includes: