Can 100% Zakat Lead to 0% Poverty?
Find out how your Zakat is affecting the poverty cycle!
The third pillar of Islam is a very special one. Almsgiving, or Zakat, is a special form of community welfare that was prescribed for us by Allah (SWT). Any Muslim that has been blessed with the good fortunate to live above the nisab threshold needs to pay their Zakat every year in the amount of 2.5% of their total wealth.
Allah says in the Qur’an, “Those in whose wealth there is a recognised right for the needy and the poor” (70:24-25). Zakat is a special act because it could ease the suffering of millions! Zakat is a social responsibility we have to the poor and needy of this world and by giving it, we’re giving people the chance to escape the poverty cycle and transform their lives.
Globally, there are 689 million people living in poverty. That’s 9.2% of the world’s entire population. These people are unable to meet their basic needs, and often go without food, clean water, education and medical aid on a regular basis. Their living conditions are abysmal and with so many factors working against them, it makes a brighter tomorrow seem almost impossible.
So how does Zakat help the poor? Your Zakat can provide effective and lasting interventions in the poverty cycle for some of the world’s neediest people. Let’s take a look at how!
How does Zakat help the poor?
When you make your Zakat donations, you provide for the less fortunate. Zakat is one of the largest forms of wealth transference in the world, alhamdulillah, and when you offer your Zakat with Penny Appeal’s 100% Zakat policy, every penny goes to those who need it. Our 100% Zakat policy is our promise to pass 100% of your donation on to who the Qur’an has specified can receive it – giving you 100% of the rewards for this act.
Worldwide there are around 1.9 billion Muslims – nearly 25% of the entire population! Now imagine the impact of our global Ummah giving Zakat. World changing. When you give Zakat through a humanitarian organization, like Penny Appeal, you can reach even more of the world’s poor and provide them with sustainable solutions to end their suffering.
How does Zakat help the poor? It has the power to eradicate poverty. Your Zakat can be used to build clean water wells throughout Africa and Asia, providing entire communities with fresh water to drink from, water crops with and wash with. With a reliable source of clean water nearby, people living in the village it was built in no longer become sick from waterborne diseases, women have more time to spend focusing on their families or their careers, and children no longer have to miss school to walk for miles to fetch water. The ripple effect of your Zakat continues on, and before you know if the poverty cycle is broken thanks to you and other Muslims just like you.
Zakat is Islam’s answer to poverty and if we work together, we can make a real dent in global poverty.
100% Zakat with Penny Appeal
Your Zakat is important, so be sure to make your donation on time this year. Each year you give Zakat, you purify your wealth and relieve the suffering of the less fortunate. By donating with Penny Appeal, you can rest assured that all of your donation will be passed on to those who are eligible to receive it.
Your Zakat donation will be distributed where it is most needed, meaning the families and communities that are greatly suffering from war, conflict, famine, drought, disaster and disease will benefit. We have a number of projects that could benefit from your Zakat like our Eye Clinics through Open Your Eyes, the distribution of hygiene kits through Emergency Response and our agricultural programmes through Feed Our World.
The possibilities are endless, and you generosity is always appreciated. Donate your Zakat today to transform lives and help us end poverty once and for all.
SATURDAY 24 APR 2021