SubhanAllah, it’s Ramadan already. Usually, when Ramadan arrives, for most of us, so does the fulfillment of the obligation of Zakat. As we know, Zakat al-Fitr is obligatory, and many people choose to pay their Zakat al-Mal during the month of Ramadan too.

The need for local Zakat only continues to grow, year by year. This year the need is further exemplified to support the Zakat-eligible Palestinians from Gaza. There isn’t a better time than now to think local when giving your Zakat.

The necessity to support people locally with Zakat has been demonstrated over the last 10 years. Whether it’s applications for assistance regarding homelessness, financial assistance, mental health matters, domestic violence, you name it. This has provided us with a solid foundation of understanding what’s happening in our community and how we can best support those in need.

Ask yourself; would you like to see your Muslim sister homeless with her children? Or an elderly brother who is unable to pay for his cancer treatment? This is why we need your support for us to continue supporting our brothers and sisters here in Australia. However, this can only be achieved with your generous donations to continue supporting those in need and to empower future generations.

Furthermore, many questions are asked regarding Zakat during Ramadan, including, how do I calculate Zakat? Do I need to pay Zakat on specific wealth? The good news is we have the answers for you, Alhamdulillah.

Firstly, we have an online calculator that allows you to calculate your Zakat with step-by-step instructions. Secondly, keep up to date with our social media pages regarding Zakat Master Classes which provide you with a detailed explanation of all things regarding Zakat.

This is also a perfect opportunity to ask those lingering questions that you’ve been holding onto. If none of the above works for you, please reach out to us so you can ensure that you’re paying and fulfilling the rights of Zakat correctly this Ramadan.

Another fantastic option this Ramadan is to give daily Sadaqah. Now, there is no knife or fork needed for this Ramadan because guess what?

“What, tell me?”

We’ve done the daily prepping for you again this Ramadan so you can sign up for daily donations and focus more on your ibadat. Quick, simple and easy hey! What better way this Ramadan than to prepare early to stack your good deeds instead of stacking calories!

Our beloved Prophet Mohammad (s) said: “Charity does not decrease wealth” (Hadith: Sahih Muslim).

This is a perfect opportunity to provide a helping hand to a fellow brother or sister who is down to help them up this Ramadan. The need to distribute Zakat locally continues to grow and you, yes you! can make a difference in someone’s life and empower future generations.

This is a reflection of ‘Local Zakat in Action’.

Sign up for daily giving and learn more about Zakat at nzf.org.au.