The earthquake in Türkiye affected millions of people. In earthquake zones, hot meals and other necessities are still in short supply and there are lots of crisis areas who are in dire need of humanitarian relief. There are those who are waiting for us in the world's crisis zones. This Ramadan, we will reach out to those in need in crisis areas. In Ramadan, let us all share the goodness and spread the blessings.
With your zakat donations, you can help earthquake victims and areas in crisis around the world. We delivered your fidyah, zakat, and zakat al-fitr to 75,289 people last year. Let us support them together.
Frequently Asked Questions
- For whom is zakat obligatory?
- They must be a free man or woman. - The person must be of sound mind, according to Imam Abu Hanifa, although Imam Malik believes that even an insane person is still liable for zakat. - Only adults are required to pay zakat; children do not have this obligation. However, Imam Shafi'i and Imam Malik suggest that the guardians of children should pay zakat on their behalf. - The individual must have complete ownership and control of their wealth. They must own and possess the wealth and be free to dispose of it in any way they choose. If they have loaned their wealth, they are not in a position to spend it until it is repaid. - The individual must have wealth that exceeds a certain defined amount required to meet the essential needs of themselves and their dependents (nisab). - They must be free from debt. If someone is in debt, they can deduct their debts from their assets. If the remaining amount is still above the nisab threshold, zakat is due, but if it is not, zakat is not required. - Finally, the individual must possess the wealth for a complete lunar (Hijrah) year. If they own zakatable wealth for a lunar year, zakat becomes obligatory on the remaining amount at the end of the year, provided the total amount of wealth exceeded the nisab at the beginning and end of the year, regardless of any fluctuations in the months between.
- Can zakat be given ahead of its time?
As in fasting and pilgrimage, the lunar month calculation is applied for zakat. For zakat to be obligatory, one lunar year must pass over the nisab amount of goods. However, if the owner wishes, he/she can give zakat on his property that reaches the nisab before the time.
- Is there a specific time for giving zakat?
There is no specific time to give zakat, it must be given from the moment it becomes fard. There is no need to wait for a certain month or Ramadan for this. It is appropriate for those who are obliged to give zakat to give their zakat as soon as possible from the moment of their obligation.
- Who can receive my zakat?
It is determined in the Qur'an to whom fitra can be given (Surah At-Tawbah, 60). These; The poor, the needy, those who will be freed from captivity, those who are in debt, those who make jihad in the way of Allah (those who struggle to protect the sacred, those who learn knowledge), those who are stranded, the officials who are assigned to collect zakat, and those who are called muellefe-i qulub, that is, those whose hearts are wanted to be warmed to Islam.
- Can I give my Zakat to charities?
There is no religious objection to giving zakat and fitra to associations, institutions and mutual aid funds that are managed by people who are known to collect the zakat and fitra they have received and spend it only on the places specified in the 60th verse of the chapter of At-Tawba and who are trusted in all respects.