Zakat: A Social Good
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam, and is obligatory upon every Muslim who is mature, sane, free and has accumulated the minimum required amount of wealth (nisab). By giving part of their wealth as Zakat, Muslims perform a religious duty, cleanse their possessions, and contribute to the overall health of society by uplifting those in need of economic support and relief.
Zakat has tremendous social and economic benefit for society. Among the many benefits are social security and redistribution of wealth. Those who receive Zakat can use the funds to pay down their debts, send their children to school, and provide food and shelter for their families.
Zakat is payable only once a year, and most Muslims choose Ramadan as the month to pay their annual share because charity is encouraged, reward, and filled with blessings during that time.
Calculate your Zakat payment here and fulfill the Prophetic tradition by contributing to the overall health and well being of society and its less fortunate members.
CHANGE A LIFE
How To Help?
ZAKAT FOR FOOD
Your donation can feed an entire family for a month by providing them with staple food items
ZAKAT FOR ORPHANS
Your donation can provide food, shelter, clothing & education for an orphan & their family for an entire year.
ZAKAT FOR WATER
Your donation can provide an entire community with access to clean water in the poorest regions on earth.
Stats On Zakat
- 258k258,723 people benefited from access to clean and safe water
- 16k16,000 people accessed medical services
- 5k 5,285 children accessed education and widened their horizons
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
Human Concern International is an organization that really looks into some of these most difficult situations… and makes sure that our brothers and sisters are getting access their basic needs.
Imam Omar Suleiman