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Sunday, 05 May 2019 20:43

Zakat Collection Service

Melayu UK has been providing a zakat collection service since 2004. The service has been a great help to our members and also provides a conveniet way of fullfilling one of the pillars of Islam. This is especially true for members who live away from Muslim communities.

Over the past years we have noticed that more and more members are using our service. Because of the importance of zakat, this service is open to all Muslims regardless of whether they are Melayu UK members or not. We have also distributed the zakat annually in accordance to the shari'ah.

Zakat Distribution

Over the past years, our zakat collection has been distributed to the poor and needy. Please keep on paying zakat through Melayu UK as every Sterling Pound collected means a lot to those people.

Zakat Advisor

Dato' Sheikh Dr Afifi al-Akiti is our zakat advisor.

Dato' Sheikh Dr. Afifi is a full-time lecturer at the Theology Faculty, University of Oxford. His profile can be obtained from www.livingislam.org/maa.

Zakat Rates

Zakat Fitrah: minimum £6 per person. You can pay more if you want.

Other forms of zakat e.g. savings, income: 2.5% of zakatable asset.

Fidyah Rate

For those who want to pay fidyah, the rate is £5 per day. You can pay more if you want. Fidyah can only be distributed to the poor and needy (faqir & miskin). Please sent a note via email to stating the total amount of fidyah paid.

Payment of Zakat

We collect all forms of zakat e.g. zakat fitrah, wealth zakat, zakat arrears etc. Please make payments directly into one of our dedicated bank accounts. You can also contact any of the committee members if you wish to notify us of your payment.

Melayu UK will accept your zakat payment and distribute it in accordance with shariah.

 

Tanbih On the Niyya of the Fitra:

 It is a necessary condition [shart] for the Zakat giver to make the intention of zakat in order for the Zakat to be valid (whether it is for the obligatory-but-sometime Zakat on money [Zakat al-Mal] or for the obligatory-and-always Zakat on Fitra in Shawwal).

 The sigha [wording] of the niyya for the one paying for himself or herself is:

 نَوَيْتُ أَنْ أُؤَدِّيَ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ عَنْ نَفْسِي فَرْضًا للهِ تَعَالَى

nawaytu an u'addiya zakAta l-fiTri 'an nafsI farDan li-Llahi ta'AlA

[I intend to carry out the Zakat of 'Id al-Fitr for myself as an obligation to God Most High]

 

The sigha of the niyya for the Wali paying as well as for his dependents* is:

 نَوَيْتُ أَنْ أُؤَدِّيَ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ عَنْ نَفْسِيْ وعِيَالِي فَرْضًا للهِ تَعَالَى

nawaytu an u'addiya zakAta l-fiTri 'an nafsI wa-'iyAlI farDan li-Llahi ta'AlA

[I intend to carry out the Zakat of 'Id al-Fitr for myself and for my dependents as an obligation to God Most High]

 *The immediate dependents include those whom the Wali is obliged to support [nafaqa]: his loving wife, his or her incapable parents, and his or her children (including adults who are incapacitated, mentally or physically, or who are still studying our religion somewhere), and so on. If the Wali intends to pay Zakat al-Fitra for other than his immediate dependents (such as one of his distant relatives, and so on), he must obtain the consent [idhn] from the respective persons, otherwise the Zakat paid on their behalf is not valid.

 

Payment should be paid directly into our dedicated zakat account as below:

 

LLoyds TSB

Sort code: 30-96-96

Account Number: 04329357

Account name: Melayu UK

 

As of 2014, we can verify that your zakat has reached our account. If you would like us to verify your zakat payment, please write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the amount paid. Please allow a few days as we are also busy with other commitments.