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Charity in Islam > Ways to Donate/Pay to The London Central Mosque Trust

- Zakat >>
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- Zakat Al Fitr 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; livestock; agricultural produce; 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.

Like prayer, which is both an individual and communal responsibility, zakat expresses a Muslim's worship of and thanksgiving to God by supporting those in need.

Islam teaches that people should acquire wealth with the intention of spending it on their own needs and the needs of others.

"'Man', said the Prophet, 'says: My wealth! My wealth!' Have you not any wealth except that which you give as alms and thus preserve, wear and tatter, eat and use up?"

The whole concept of wealth is considered in Islam as a gift from God. God, who provided it to the person, made a portion of it for the poor, so the poor have a right over one's wealth. Zakat reminds Muslims that everything they have belongs to God. People are given their wealth as a trust from God.

God, in His boundless mercy, promises rewards for helping those in need with one basic condition that zakat be paid in the name of God; one should not expect or demand any worldly gains from the beneficiaries nor aim at making one's name as a philanthropist. The feelings of a beneficiary should not be hurt by making him feel inferior or reminding him of the assistance.

Money given as zakat can only be used for certain specific things. Islam stipulates that alms are to be used to support the poor and the needy.

The Quran emphasizes feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, helping those who are in need, and the more one helps, the more God helps the person, and the more one gives, the more God gives the person. One feels he is taking care of others and God is taking care of him.

Zakat

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.



Sadaqah

"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.



Fidya

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

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.



Mosque Fund




Donations by Cheque, Postal Order of Bankers Draft

Please make Cheques payable to: The Islamic Cultural Centre
And post to:

Finance Dept.
The Islamic Cultural Centre & The London Central Mosque
146 Park Road
London
NW8 7RG

By Person


You are most welcome to donate/pay in person by going to office 211 during Ramadan office hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm

Telephone: 020 7725 2211 / 15

Or by emailing: donate@iccuk.org