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Zakat Al Maal

Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is an Islamic duty for every Muslim to pay a donation on their wealth to the Muslim community in need around the world. Providing much-needed charity relief through Zakat Al Maal payments to be paid by Muslims donating a minimum of 2.5% of their wealth.


The word zakat means to grow and increase. It is also pronounced as zakah, zekat and zakaah. Zakat is the third pillar of Islam after the testimony of faith (shahada) and prayer (salah). It is a mandatory form of charity given by Muslims whose wealth reaches the Nisab (threshold). It can be calculated and paid anytime usually, Muslims pay their zakat during Ramadan to take advantage of the extra rewards.

Allah Commands

‘Attend regularly to your prayers and pay your zakat.’ 73:20

Take a portion of their money as charity, so that you may cleanse and purify them thereby.’ 9:103

Different types of Zakat percentages exist for different types of assets.

• Personal wealth, commercial wealth and other zakat eligible assets – 2.5%

• Eligible agricultural produce – 5%-10% depending on the irrigation

•Livestock – this is not percentage based but based on the numbers of livestock.

For accurate calculations, you may use our online zakat calculator here.

Zakat was made compulsory only in the second year of Hijrah, some eighteen months after the arrival of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Madina. Madinan verses gave clear directives, ordering the payment of Zakat and since that time the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to send out Zakat workers to collect and distribute the zakat that was due.

‘Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and the needy, and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler Quran 9:60. Your online donation to Sadaqa Welfare Fund is used in the ways Zakat is meant for. We are an Australian charity with offices in Sydney and Perth and operations in Brisbane and Melbourne. Through our appeals, we help many people who are eligible to receive zakat in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Gaza, Yemen, and the Rohingya in Bangladesh.

Zakat may be given to any acceptable Islamic charity that collects and distributes the zakat according to the guidelines of the Islamic shariah. Sadaqa Welfare Fund is a registered Australian Charity Foundation that is guided by the principles of the Islamic sharia in the collection and distribution of Zakat and sadaqah and other Islamic voluntary charities. Your online zakat donations are distributed as per the Islamic guidelines.

To calculate your zakat you may use the zakat calculator here, once you have confirmed the zakat that is due you may proceed with an online donation and fulfill your zakat obligation.

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