The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has confirmed Zakat from wheat and grain foods will be distributed to the needy starting from Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
Zakat disbursement in Male’ City is scheduled at the Salahuddin Hall of Majeedhiya School.
Maldivian citizens who have registered with the state as low-income or poor class members of the public will receive Zakat. The state reports over 2,000 Maldivians have registered in the list.
Zakat given from wheat and grains which will begin Wednesday will continue on Thursday as well.
Zakat will be distributed from 13:00hrs until 15:15hrs, 16:00hrs until 17:30hrs, and from 21:00hrs until 22:30hrs on Wednesday. On Thursday, Zakat will be distributed from 10:00hrs until 17:30hrs and from 20:00hrs until 22:00hrs.
The ministry is accepting Zakat from wheat and grains every day except Fridays, from 10:00hrs until 12:00hrs, 13:00hrs until 15:15hrs, and from 21:00hrs until 22:30hrs.
Zakat eligible wheat and grains
- Rice; of standard quality, from Thailand, Brown, and Basmati
- Flour; wheat flour and atta flour
Zakat is a form of almsgiving that is mandatory on all abled Muslims, and is one of the five pillars of Islam. The two types of Zakat are Zakat-al-Fitr, paid before the end of Ramadan and Zakat-al-Mal paid at any time, provided that the individual’s earnings reflect one year’s worth of net savings and that their earnings reach the Nisab level.
Nisab is the minimum threshold of wealth a Muslim must possess before they become eligible to pay Zakat.