Zakat, unlike any other Sadaqah, is an obligatory form of worship. Like Salah it has conditions which must be met, responsibilities which must be discharged and crucially – to have the correct intention of undertaking this great act of worship.
At GLMCC we provide a Zakat service that will enable Muslims to fulfil this obligation. We encourage Muslims to give locally to aid locally as per prophetic tradition. GLMCC has been holding a Zakat service since 2011. The majority of this money has been given to local people in the UK.
GLMCC is committed to becoming a fully-fledged Zakat provider and distributor, in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah, in Birmingham, and the UK at large.
Applying for Zakat
The eligibility criteria for the recipients of Zakat are stipulated in the Quran by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) Himself. Thus, emphasising to us the importance of giving and receiving Zakat.
“Sadaqah (i.e. Zakat) are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer [the funds], and those whose hearts have been reconciled [to the truth], and for those in bondage, and those in debt, and in the cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer; [thus is it] ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.”
(Surah Al-Taubah 9:60.)
If you are facing hardship and think that you might be entitled to Zakat, please complete the GLMCC Zakat Application Form ZA01.