This refers to the obligatory amount of charity (2.5%) that each able Muslim must give.
This can be paid any time of the year and should be related to your individual zakat anniversary date (ZAD).
The ZAD is the date you became eligible for Zakat and therefore on the yearly anniversary of this date Zakat is due. However, people often keep Ramadan as their Zakat anniversary for the immense blessings awarded in that month and easier to remember.
Either way we can distribute the amount for you to the poor and needy worldwide.
WFIA management committee have a meeting to discuss and decide the most appropriate charity(ies) to donate to. The decision is transparent and recorded for public knowledge. Our criteria for selecting a charity is covered in our Donation Policy and takes in to account areas such as, the charity’s history, experience, resources, deliverables etc.
We aim for 100% Zakat policy and factor that in to selecting a charity. We may also on some occasions deliver funds directly ourselves if feasible, subject to our criteria and produces better value.
Generosity is not expressed exclusively with wealth and money, but also with our time, good deeds, actions and kindness to all people. Allah Jalla Jalaalahu says (what means): “Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah] from that which you love…”[Quran 3: 92]
We genuinely want you to join us as people power is the vital resource we are in need of. However, if you are too busy at the moment to join then please help fund the many initiatives we are trying to implement for the community and ultimately please Allah Jalla Jalaalahu and His Habib Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallam.
Whatever is spent will return multiplied and Allah will increase it in this world and in the next. Allah Jalla Jalaalahu says (what means): “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and all-Knowing.” [Quran 2: 261]
God is the One who provides for us and He expects us to share generously. We are encouraged to be benevolent and unselfish with our possessions, with our time and with our exemplary behaviour towards others.