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What Is Zakat?

Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. The word Zakat means, 'to purify'. Every sane, adult Muslim whose wealth exceeds Nisaab value is obligated to pay 2.5% of their total wealth towards Zakat.

Paying your Zakat not only purifies your wealth but helps alleviate the sufferings of poverty from millions of families across the world.

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Calculate Your Zakat

At Muslim Hands, we take the responsibility of handling your Zakat very seriously. We understand that when you give Zakat, you are not only helping to alleviate poverty, but are also performing an act of worship.

Use our online calculator to help you calculate the exact amount of Zakat to pay and decide which programme you would like to channel your Zakat to.

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How Your Zakat Gave A Family Hope

When Salimata Traore’s husband died, her family was left without a breadwinner, and she was forced to raise her daughter Setou on her own without any support.

For widows like Salimata, raising a daughter is incredibly difficult without any income or breadwinner in the family. This is the sad reality of many women who do not have support in developing countries.

Luckily, her daughter Setou was sponsored by a generous donor and was enrolled at the Muslim Hands School of Excellence in Bamako, where she has been studying for a year now.

When Setou’s donor learnt about Salimata’s struggle in raising her child, she was moved to do more. Her donation enabled Salimata to open her own shop selling skin and hair products, allowing her to earn an income and support her family.

How Your Zakat Changed A Child’s Life

When Diakaridia Samake’s father died, he and his family were left hopeless and their mother struggled to raise her young family. Grippled by poverty, young Diakarida had to go out to work in bike mechanics. He was just eight years old.

Thanks to your Zakat, Muslim Hands was able to enrol him in a school, where he receives the best education in the region, free meals and healthcare.

His life has been transformed as he is much happier in school than he was before. Education is the key to a brighter future and a way out of poverty, and that’s what Muslim Hands donors have provided him and his family.

The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed of grain, which grows seven ears; in each ear is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies His reward for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and all-Knowing. (Quran 2:261)

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.