THE POWER OF ZAKAT
We want to impress upon everyone the importance of Zakat. Zakat could have the power to end global poverty – this is the power of Zakat.
According to the UN, the amount needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals – to end extreme poverty and hunger globally – is approximately $300 billion.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sent to bring Islam to the entire world. So if we imagine that everyone around the globe gave 2.5% of their wealth to those in need, the annual amount would be trillions of dollars. Imagine what could be done with that! Yes – Zakat could have the power to end poverty. If everyone around the world gave 2.5% of their wealth as Zakat we could end poverty together, SubhanAllah! Allah has shown us the way – all we need to do is follow. That is the power of Zakat.
At Zakat Kenya, we are serious about Zakat because we are accountable to you, to all those who have a right to receive it, and – most importantly – to Allah. We aim to harness the great potential of zakat and use it to eradicate poverty in Kenya.
Our Zakat fund is shari’ah compliant. As with everything we do, we strive to be both purposeful and true. We are working closely with qualified scholars to make sure that our Zakat policy is in strict accordance with what Allah has ruled. Your Zakat is an Amanah (trust), and when you entrust us to distribute it carefully and correctly, we take that trust very seriously.
Our distributions around the Kenya are carefully designed to harness the power of Zakat: we want to not only help people in poverty today, but support them to escape poverty for good. We do this by ensuring that our application process is thorough so as to identify the most suitable way to assist our applicants who come from different backgrounds.
A total of Kes 6,694,700 (September 2022 distribution not included) since 2020.