“Alms are for the poor and needy, and those employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to Truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah, and the wayfarer…” Quran (Tawbah 9:60)
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, a duty upon every Muslim and the right of the poor and needy. Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saws) inform us that giving zakat not only fulfils this duty and helps those in need, but also purifies one’s wealth so that it may continue to grow — indeed, this is the Arabic meaning of the word ‘zakat.’
One of the many benefits of zakah is that it helps provide a form of social justice: a way to redistribute wealth from the better off to those who are less fortunate. For this reason those that are eligible to receive zakah are precisely stipulated unlike the case of general sadaqah.
Almost all of Mankind Welfare Trust’s work with the poor and needy, including orphans, widows and the disabled involves working directly with those zakah is intended to help.
Paying your zakah through Mankind Welfare Trust not only allows you to fulfil your obligations and rest assured your money is being given to those in need and in accordance with Islamic law but also allows you to support our work with some of the planet’s poorest people.