Thursday, 6 March 2023 | 15 Ramadan, 1444 AH
Zakat eligible
Support us with Zakat, to provide a future for the work we do. Numerous Muslim scholars have confirmed that Zakat is payable to organisations that exist to serve the Muslim community by protecting their rights. The work done by MPAC can be classified as fi-sabilillah, which is one of the eight categories of Zakat recipients detailed in the Quran (Chapter 9, Verse 60).
The Islamic Fiqh Council adopted in its eighth session 27 Rabi’ II – 8 Jumada I 1405 AH (1985) its fourth decision, and in its ninth session 12–19 Rajab 1406 AH (1986) its fifth and seventh decisions. These decisions state that ‘The beneficiaries of zakat include “for serving God’s cause” which is very flexible. As such, it is permissible to spend zakat funds for purposes other than those for which they have been stated, such as activities of advocacy of Islam, and for social institutions that advocate and defend Islam and present it to people. A prominent Islamic scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, states that it is not only permissible, rather it is also imperative that zakat is given to organisations that are providing a most timely and essential service for the cause of Islam and Muslims.
“Supporting such institutions clearly falls under the legitimate objectives of zakah as expounded by authentic scholars and jurists of Islam, both of the past and the present.”
The categories of recipients of zakah are stated in the following verse:
“Charities are (meant) only for the poor and the needy, and those who are charged with collecting them, and those whose hearts are to be won over, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage, and (for) those who are overburdened with debts, and (for those who strive) in Allah’s cause (fisabilillah), and (for) the wayfarer: (this is) an ordinance from Allah—and Allah is All-Knowing and All-Wise” (At-Tawbah: 60).
As is clear from the above verse, one of the categories is fisabilillah. However, there are other scholars with a more restrictive definition of zakat eligibility and in order to accommodate various opinions, MPAC zakat fund will only be used for the areas of our work dealing with civic engagement, legal services, Muslim defense, empowerment, timely and essential service for the cause of Islam and Muslims. Zakat fund will not be used for banquets, speakers’ fees, rent, and other office related expenses.
At MPAC, we are aware that you pay Zakah as an act of worship, rather than as merely an act of charity. May Allah give us all the honour of serving His cause efficiently and professionally, and may He also accept our humble efforts in His cause. Ameen.
Bank Account Detail
Account name: Muslim Public Affairs Centre
Bank: JAIZ Bank Plc
Account Number: 0003610695 (ZAKAT PAYMENT)
Oh! Allah, the Most-Merciful, make this Ramadan, a door to your mercy.
Support MPAC this Ramadan and get rewarded multifold from the Most Merciful.

Bank Details:

Account Name: Muslim Public Affairs Centre

Bank: JAIZ Bank Plc.

Account Number: 0003610695 (MPAC ZAKAT Payment)

                                0003670628 (Sadaqat/General Donation)

Bank: Stanbic IBTC

Account Number: 0006479106

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