Also known as ‘almsgiving’ Zakat is a payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Midland Doctors® use your Zakat?
Zakat collected every year is spent within that year. It is spent on medicine, lab reagents, theatre gases and medicine. All in direct medical care. We have two fully trained and qualified people who assess every patient for zakat eligibility. Hospital issues a card to every registered patient so that they don't need to be assessed and evaluated repeatedly. those who are not eligible for zakat help are treated with Sadaqah and general donations.
The Power of Zakat
It is when you give your Zakat, that you do more than just help someone; you give relief and hope to those struggling in extreme circumstances in life.
Frequently asked questions
What is Zakat?
Who must pay Zakat?
Zakat is compulsory for every Muslim adult who holds wealth above the Nisab amount.
What is Nisab?
Which of my possessions qualify for Zakat?
Who must Zakat be paid to/are eligible to receive Zakat?
According to the Quran (Surah At-Tawbah: 60): “As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara' (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah's Cause (i.e. for Mujahidun - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise”.
Therefore, those eligible are stated below:
- The poor who have no or low income
- The needy who do not have a day’s food
- Those employed to distribute Zakat
- Anyone in slavery or captivity
- Anyone in unmanageable debt
- Anyone who fights for Allah (SWT)
- Anyone stranded or struggling travellers
- Those new to the Muslim faith or friends of the Muslim community
How do Midland Doctors use your Zakat?
Zakat collected every year is spent within that year. It is spent on medicine, lab reagents, theatre gases and medicine. All in direct medical care. We have two fully trained and qualified people who assess every patient for Zakat eligibility. The hospital issues a card to every registered patient so that they don't need to be assessed and evaluated repeatedly. Those who are not eligible for Zakat help are treated with Sadaqah and general donations.
Is there any time of the Islamic year when it is best to pay Zakat?
Whilst Zakat can be paid throughout the Islamic year, it is believed the most reward is received during the month of Ramadan.
Can I pay my Zakat in instalments?
Yes. Zakat can be paid in full or in monthly instalments. Our donation page allows you to set up monthly donations for your Zakat, with peace of mind that the money will be used for the correct cause.
How can I calculate my Zakat?
You can use our Zakat calculator to determine the amount of Zakat you will need to pay.
Will my personal details be protected when I make my Zakat payment?
Yes. We take data protection very seriously and will not disclose your information to any third parties. For your reassurance, please know we are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.
How can I help Midland Doctors®?
We are always in need of donations to help run our charity hospital in Muzaffarabad whilst also participating in many other charitable projects across the world. Of course, not all contributions are monetary. Your time and effort to help fundraise, manage and drive our organisation forward will always be welcomed and appreciated!