Muis provides financial assistance by disbursing Zakat (tithe) which it collects from the Muslim community. Zakat is distributed to 8 different types of Asnaf (beneficiaries) such as the poor, the needy, those in debt, the student pursuing religious education, among others.
Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents:
A family or an individual is considered having insufficient income when the monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) is less than $400.
PCI is computed by dividing a family’s gross monthly household income by the number of family members living in the same household. This may include extended family members.
Muslim Singaporeans are entitled to National Assistance Schemes. What Muis provides to zakat beneficiaries is designed to complement (add on to) the assistance provided by national agencies. For a listing of such help available, please click here.
Potential Zakat beneficiaries are encouraged to explore national financial assistance schemes such as ComCare to ensure that their immediate needs are better met through national support systems. Muis will complement such assistance by providing additional financial support.
Last updated on 16/1/2018