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What is Zakat
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About Zakat
Zakat an ARABIC word, meaning sanctity and growth. In fact, the mind of a person who gives zakat is sanctified from the greed for wealth and from miserliness. Moreover, the poor have a right on a portion of the wealth of the rich. Allah says, "And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of' the needy, him who asked, and him who was prevented from asking" (51:19). Therefore, the wealth of the rich is sanctified by donation of a part of it as zakat. Allah says, Of their goods take alms (sadaqa) that so though mightest purify and santify them" (9:103). The word zakat means growth. It is mentioned in the QURAN that "that which ye (ay out for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah will increase: it is these who will get a recompense multiplied" (30:39).
Utilization of Zakat Fund
Education supports to the children of poor families.
Support to the general treatment cost of the poor and helpless patients
Support towards the treatment of cancer patients.
Support towards the marriage expenses of girls from poor families
Provide vocational skill training to the adolescents of the poor families
Help the members of poor families to become self-sufficient through income generating activities
Providing relief and rehabilitation materials at the time of any natural disasters
Helping the poor families in building or repairing their houses.
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