By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria -The Nastrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, (NASFAT) Kaduna Zone had provided entrepreneurial start-up packs for 23 less privilege in the society as part of its 2020 Annual Zakat distributions held at its village on Tuesday, July 7.
Items distrubuted include; deep freezers, sewing machines, clippers, crates of soft drinks and cooking utensils to enable the beneficiaries start something on their own.
Zonal Chairman of NASFAT, Abubakar Inuwa Bello said giving Zakat is one of the obligations Allah (SWA) placed on all Muslims and sharing of Zakka to the less priviledge is an annual commitment of the Society.
Similarly, the Branch Missioner, lmam Marooph Muh’d Raji, said
Zakat is an Islamic finance term of obligation that an individual has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charity.
He said Zakat is a mandatory process for Muslims and is regarded as a form of worship, adding that Zakat is one of the most important pillars of Islam, and is mandatory for every Muslim who is financially stable.
“It keeps one away from sin and saves the giver from the moral ills arising from the love and greed of wealth. Through Zakat, the poor are catered for; these include widows, orphans, the disabled, needy and destitute.
“Muslims who have wealth over a certain ratio are bound to pay Zakat on it and give it to those who are less fortunate.
“All Muslim adults who are sane and possess the Nisab minimum amount of wealth held for a year.
“Nisab is a minimum amount of wealth that a Muslim must possess for a whole year before zakat becomes due.
“Zakat is 2.5% of your total wealth. Therefore if you have £10,000 of wealth liable to Zakat, you would pay £250.
“There are seven categories of people who are eligible to receive Zakat: The poor and needy Administrators of Zakat. Those whose hearts have been recently reconciled, those who have been enslaved, those in debt in the cause of God, and travellers including refugees,” he said.
The NASFAT Kaduna Branch Chairman, Engineer Muhyideen Alimi Yusuf, commended Zakat Committee for their dedication saying the Society will continue implementating the programme.
The Branch Chairman advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items given to them in order to help change their lives, and financial status.
He added that this will in turn enable beneficiaries help others who are in need.