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What is zakat?

“Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give zakat will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” [2:277]

Zakat is the most basic form of charity in Islam – which is to be paid on an annual basis – used to help those who are less fortunate within society. Being one of the five pillars of Islam, it is obligatory for Muslims to pay 2.5% of their annual income as a part of fulfilling their Islamic duties.

Syria Relief delivers aid in some of the most deprived areas in Syria, where we can distribute your Zakat donations. Right now, we are delivering blankets, mattresses and food baskets to those who are without shelter.

The majority of international aid only reaches the borders of Syria. Syria Relief, however, has a strong and established presence in the heart of Syria, distributing your Zakat donations where they are needed the most.

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WHEN DOES THE ZAKAT YEAR BEGIN?

Your Zakat year begins from the day when your wealth exceeds the criteria of Nisab (minimum threshold of wealth needed to become eligible to pay Zakat). This day will be the date on which you qualify to pay Zakat, and then onwards are liable to pay on an annual basis.

his date shall remain fixed, regardless of any fluctuations in the amount of wealth you may own, unless the fluctuation in wealth is extreme – e.g. if you have suffered a major loss of assets, or become completely bankrupt. In these cases, the date shall change to whenever you fulfil the criteria of Nisab again.

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Loans and Debts

Debt is generally deducted from the total wealth owned by the individual, before Zakat is applicable. If the amount post-debt fulfils the criteria of Nisab, then the individual is liable to pay Zakat.

If, however, the amount of debt is huge and is being paid in instalments, then only the amount due in the current year shall be deducted from the total accumulated wealth. Examples include paying off a huge credit card loan, or paying your house’s mortgage.

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Fitrana or Zakat-ul-Fitr (also sometimes known as sadaqah-e-fitr) is an amount paid by every Muslim when the holy month of Ramadan is nearing its end, and before Eid-al-fitr prayer. As per the teachings of Islam, this form of charity is obligatory for every Muslim to pay regardless of their age or gender, which is why the head of the family often pays it on behalf of all the dependents.

Fitrana can be paid to all those who are entitled to receive Zakat, including - but not limited to - deserving relatives or neighbours, the poor the needy, as well as those who have taken the responsibility of collecting Fitrana.

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Nisab is the minimum threshold of wealth an individual is supposed to own in order to become eligible to pay Zakat. In Islam, Nisab is equivalent to 87.48 grams of gold or 612.36 grams of silver. To make sure if your wealth meets the criteria of Nisab, the market rates of gold/silver should be considered.

It is important to note that Zakat is only paid when you have owned your wealth equivalent to, or more than, the nisab threshold for at least a year.

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As for the eligibility of those deserving zakat, the Quran categorically explains:

“Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for 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 - an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.” [9:60]

Zakat is for the needy people of the society. The poor who do not have a source of living, or their earnings are not enough to fulfil basic needs, those who take responsibility to collect and distribute Zakat, who are under debt and are unable to pay it off, who work for the cause of Islam, and travelers who do not have enough resources to reach their destinations are all eligible to receive Zakat. Moreover, Zakat may also be given to free a person from slavery, as well as to converts, or those who may have some inclination towards Islam.

You can transform the lives of Syrians eligible for your Zakat donations.

If you own a business, all goods kept in possession for the purpose of transaction are liable for Zakat, including real estate, property, or land bought for the purpose of selling. Moreover, work in progress, raw materials, and finished goods are also subject to Zakat.

Items that are essential to the production of the goods are exempt from Zakat, e.g. infrastructure such as machinery, equipment, vehicles and the building or factory where goods are produced.

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