Offering zakah is a religious obligation of all Muslims, and is the third of the five pillars of Islam (right after prayer). In Arabic, zakah means purification, growth and blessing. Paying zakah is meant to remind Muslims to be appreciative of the blessings that Allah (swt) has bestowed upon them, and to help empower those who have less.
IMAAM collects and distributes zakah to those who are most in need, in accordance with Islamic guidelines. Giving your zakah through IMAAM means you can help people in our community and other places who are in need.
No matter who you send your zakah to, there’s one thing in common: The people who receive it are truly grateful. It’s more than a percentage, and more than a check–it’s a link between hearts.
For complete guide on Zakah, download the PDF document: Panduan ZISWAF, courtesy of Dompet Dhuafa.