What is Zakat?

Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a compulsory act of worship that requires Muslims to donate a portion of their wealth (typically 2.5%) to those who are eligible to receive it. Zakat requires donations from Muslims with wealth at or above a certain threshold. This threshold is called the Nisab.

Who is eligible to receive Zakat?

Indeed, Zakat expenditures are only for
[1] the poor and
[2] the needy, and
[3] to those who work on [administering] it, and
[4] for bringing hearts together, and
[5] to [free] those in bondage, and
[6] for those in debt, and
[7] for the cause of God, and
[8] for the stranded traveller.
[This is] an obligation from God. God is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

— Qur’an, Chapter 9, Verse 60

How to pay my Zakat

You can pay your Zakat to Al Furqan Islamic Centre and it will be distributed to those in need. This can be done in the masjid office or by doing a bank transfer using the account details below:

Name: Alfurqan Islamic Centre
Account Number: 20946419
Sort Code: 20-55-13
Reference: ZAKAT

Calculate your Zakat

To find out how much to pay for Zakat, use our Zakat calculator form:

[Zakat calculator form]