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Zakat in Islam
What is Zakat
Who has to pay Zakat
Who is supposed to receive Zakat
Amounts & Minimums
Causes & Beneficiaries
Zakat Q&A
Zakat is distributed among 8 asnaf (categories) of people, namely:
  1. Fakir - One who has neither material possessions nor means of livelihood.
  2. Miskin - One with insufficient means of livelihood to meet basic needs.
  3. Amil - One who is appointed to collect zakat.
  4. Muallaf - One who converts to Islam.
  5. Riqab - One who wants to free himself from bondage or the shackles of slavery. (In Singapore, zakat due to this category of recipients is spent on those who need help to pursue education or to improve their standard of living).
  6. Gharmin - One who is in debt (money borrowed to meet basic, halal expenditure).
  7. Fisabillillah - One who fights for the cause of Allah.
  8. Ibnus Sabil - One who is stranded in journey.
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