Individual compassion and generosity have made this possible through more than N60 million donations we have raised in the last 9 years.
May Allah reward each and every donor, those who supported with ceaseless prayers and those who helped amplify our appeals, Amin. We call on you again to do both.
We now have many applicants presently on our waiting list. We appeal to you to help give smiles and hope to many families this year. A suffering Muslim is waiting for your Zakat to put a smile on his face and that of his family.
Allah has enjoined Zakat upon the faithful, making it the third pillar of Islam, and warned those who do not pay it against severe punishment. Indeed, He links brotherhood of faith with sincere repentance, offering the prayers and paying the Zakat, as the Qur’an states, “Yet if they repent and establish regular prayers and pay the Zakat, then they are your brothers in faith.” (Soorat At-Tawbah, 9:11)
The Prophet (SAW) also said, “Islam has been built on five [pillars]: Testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the Zakat, making the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadaan.”(Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: 8; Saheeh Muslim: 16).
This year’s (2020) Zakat details is as follows;
ZAKAT NISAB (GOLD)
Date: 8th Ramadan 1441H /1st May 2020
Zakat Nisab: N1,651,440
Dowry/ Theft: N20,643
Blood Money/Diyyah: N82,572,000
Source: Islamic timing and research org.
Note that all amounts given are in Nigerian Currency, Naira (N):
a. Zakat Nisab is the minimum amount in Nigerian Naira that a Muslim must own for Zakat to be due after one Islamic year.
b. Dowry/Theft is the minimum amount for a man to pay as dowry. It is also the minimum amount to be stolen before the Hadd, or Islamic punishment is applied to a thief.
c. Blood money/Diyya is the amount to be paid as compensation for killing a Muslim.
You can also make payment to our Zakat Dedicated Account below;
Bank: Jaiz Bank PLC
Account Name: Sakinah Medical Outreach
Account Number: 0003670635