Islamic Social Financing - Zakat
Islamic Social Financing – Zakat
MERCY Malaysia has been appointed as a Zakat Collection and Distribution Agent by Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah and Majlis Agama Islam Perlis. Now, the public can pay their zakat to the respective Zakat authorities through MERCY Malaysia. Through its Zakat initiative, MERCY MALAYSIA provides an efficient, trusted and discreet route to ensure Zakat contributions go directly to the people most in need.
MERCY MALAYSIA has a 20-year track record in providing aid to people in need throughout the world, regardless of the background of their plight. Through its Zakat initiative, MERCY MALAYSIA is one of the major agencies of its type to provide an efficient, trusted route for people to fulfil Zakat obligations.
FAQs – MERCY Malaysia Zakat Initiatives
What is Zakat?
The obligatory alms that Muslims are required to pay as an obligatory alms tax is known by its Arabic name “zakāt.” Zakat is taken from specific sources of wealth and given to specific categories of recipients. The specific sources of wealth include livestock, savings, trade goods, crops, and minerals.
Who is eligible for Zakat funds?
The 8 categories of eligible recipients for Zakat are mentioned in the Quran: “Alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them [Zakat], those whose hearts are to be reconciled, captives, debtors, in the cause of Allah, and wayfarers“. (Fuqara, Masakin, Amil, Muallaf, Riqaab, Gharimeen, Fi sabilillah, Ibnu Sabil)
Why should people direct their Zakat through MERCY MALAYSIA?
It is a shared responsibility to respond to the burgeoning humanitarian needs, which have reached a new peak. MERCY MALAYSIA’s Zakat initiative is fully Shariah compliant.
What is the main objective of the MERCY MALAYSIA’s Zakat initiative?
To provide an alternative source of funding for Humanitarian works , through an efficient and trusted route for people to fulfil their Zakat obligations, while ensuring their donations go to needy recipients .
Can I give my non-Zakat donations here?
MERCY Malaysia’s Zakat initiative is designed to help Muslims fulfil their obligations regarding Zakat. Non-Zakat donations can be made to MERCY Malaysia Humanitarian Fund.
Our focus with the Zakat initiative is ease, speed and transparency –You may transfer your Zakat to our dedicated bank account with the following instructions to ensure it is recorded and spent as Zakat money
o Beneficiary: Mercy Malaysia
o Beneficiary Bank: Maybank Islamic
o Account No.: 5642-5858-7606
o Address: Tower A, Dataran Maybank, 1 Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
o Currency: MYR
o Swift Code: MBISMYKL
o Reference or Description: “Zakat” (please make sure to include it so that your donation goes directly to the cause)
Is MERCY MALAYSIA providing regular reports on Zakat funds collected and distributed?
Yes, quarterly reports on MERCY MALAYSIA’s Zakat initiative collection and distribution are reported to the respective Zakat Authorities.
Why is MERCY MALAYSIA seeking Zakat and charity donations? Don’t governments fund your projects?
MERCY MALAYSIA does not receive funding from governments. We are addressing that shortfall through alternative sources of donations and through innovative programmes such as the Zakat initiative.