Zakat Compliance

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[vc_column_text]The Muslim Community Network is honored to collect and distribute Zakat compliant donations as per Islamic Law. Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, which requires all Muslims who posses a minimal amount of wealth to donate a portion of that wealth to eight categories of recipients.

“Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.”

Qur’an al Hakeem – Surah Tawbah, verse 60

MCN is blessed to be able to accept zakat donations to support many of its projects. According to the Holy Quran, in Surah Tawbah – verse 60, zakat is applicable for eight categories:

1. The poor 2. The needy 3. Those employed to collect zakat 4. Those whose hearts can turn to Islam 5. Captives 6. Those who are under debt 7. In the cause of Allah (swt) 8. Travelers

The graphic below shows the ways in which MCN programs serve the designated recipients of Zakat, as certified by Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid.

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