Charity is one of the Five Pillars of Islamic practice. Zakat is an obligation for those who have received their wealth from God to respond to those members of the community in need.
Islam encourages the sharing of wealth with others and helps people to stand on their own and become productive members of the society. In Arabic it is known as zakat which literally means “purification”, because zakat is considered to purify one’s heart of greed.
Zakat must be paid on different categories of property – gold, silver, money and business commodities – and is payable each year after one year’s possession.It requires an annual contribution of 2.5 percent of an individual’s wealth and assets.
Zakat is a mandatory duty on all able Muslims who meet nisab values. There is no ambiguity as to the rate at which Zakat should be calculated; 2.5% of all net savings one possesses that is above the nisab value. Net savings is total maintained wealth for one lunar year before Zakat is due.
Zakat Al Fitr
Zakat al-Fitr is a form of charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan. Zakat al-Fitr is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly persons and is obligatory to pay before the day of Eid.
Zakat ul-Fitr is £4.00
The amount of Zakat al-Fitr is the value of one meal which must be received by the person in need before the Eid prayer. As such, we recommend that you make a donation as early as possible in Ramadan.
When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.” (hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), narrated by Muslim) Ongoing Charity – Sadaqah Jariyah – is one of the most valuable acts we can do in this life, which continues benefiting us in the next, even after we have left the earth.
When someone cannot fast in Ramadan and can’t make them up afterwards (due to ill health or pregnancy) they pay for someone else to be fed. The Cost is £7 per meal.
Kaffarah is the compensation that you should give if you deliberately miss or break a fast in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason.
Donations by Cheque, PayPal & online Payment.
Redhill Islamic Centre Trust
30 Earlswood Road
Please make Cheques payable to: Redhill Islamic Centre Trust.
And post to:..
You are most welcome to donate/pay in person by going to office during Salah. Our office hours are: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm