What is Zakat?
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an obligatory charity that is paid by wealthy people each year to the unprivileged members of the community. Zakat is a significant part of the Islamic welfare system.
Why Pay Zakat?
It Purifies Your Wealth
The word “Zakat” means “Purity”. It is a means to cleanse your wealth and to increase barakah. Everything belongs to Allah S.W.T and we are accountable for all the material wealth we accumulate and spend.
“Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allah for them. Verily! your invocations are a source of security for them; and Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.”
- Surah Tawbah, Ayat 103
It Helps the Community
Zakat is an integral part of the Islamic welfare system. It ensures balance in the distribution of wealth. When you pay your Zakat, it goes to the unprivileged people in the community who don’t have enough wealth to fulfil their needs. This provides financial security to orphans, widows, the disabled and the homeless.
It Protects from Calamities
Zakat protects from calamities not only in life but will also protect against the Hellfire in the hereafter.
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”
- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589
Help Syria With Your 2.5%
Your annual Zakat could be just enough to support an orphan and a widow for up to a year. It could help a poor family get food for the poor until next Ramadan. It could help an unprivileged child attend his next school session. So please give your Zakat to the needy this Ramadan.
What You Give is What They Get
Watan UK is committed to delivering the maximum impact of your donations. Our deployment teams work directly with Syrian refugees, displaced families and impoverished communities to ensure they get the full benefit of your generosity. We make sure that all Zakat donations are processed independently due to its significance in the Islamic faith.
Do You Know How Much Zakat is Due On You?
If you have not yet calculated your Zakat, our quick Zakat calculator will help you find out the due amount. It takes only two minutes to calculate and you can donate it to the needy ones.