Making a difference through collective Zakat

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What if the cure for cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who could not afford an education?

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What if the cure for cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who could not afford an education?

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What if the cure for cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who could not afford an education?


Respected Brothers & Sisters,

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatuhu

What is Zakat?

Zakat is one of the greatest pillars of Islam. From the Holy Quran, we learn that Zakat stands second to Salat. Zakat means purity and cleanliness.

Meaning of Zakat:

A portion set apart from your wealth for the poor and needy is called Zakat. By giving Zakat, a person’s wealth along with his own ‘nafs’ (self) becomes purified.

A few translated Verses of Quran relating to Zakat are as follows:

  • Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and give Zakat, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Sura-2 Ayath 277)
  • Those who do not give Zakah, and in the Hereafter they are disbelievers. (Sura-41 Ayath 7)
  • The Believers, men and women are protectors, one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil : they observe regular prayers, pay Zakat and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is exalted in power, Wise. (Sura-9 Ayath 71)

Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) guided the Ummah towards an organized system of collection and distribution of Zakat. Your poor and deserving relatives have first right over your zakat.

Respected Brothers & Sisters

Karnataka Zakat & Charitable Trust has devised a form with the help of HZCT. This enclosed form and Annexure is a guideline for;

  • Who is liable to give Zakat and to whom
  • How to compute Zakat
  • What items of personal wealth are exempted from Zakat.

Click here to calculate your zakat amount

Care has been taken to include all items on which Zakat is compulsory, however errors may be brought to our notice. Zakat is payable by a Muslim on his/her wealth and not on income. If one’s wealth is in excess of the present day market value of 52½ Tolas (new Tolas 60.65) of silver in India (which is the fixed ‘Nisab’). Residential house, personal car, rented property, household furniture, crockery, utensils are all exempted and Zakat is not payable on these assets.

At KZCT, we believe that collective zakat can have a big impact in the lives of many brilliant and young minds and help them achieve their dreams.

May Allah (SWT) shower His choicest blessings upon us. Ameen.

Khalil Ahmed
Trustee , Karnataka Zakat & Charitable Trust