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“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. Indeed, Allah of what you do, is Seeing.”
Al-Baqarah, verse 110
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Where can you pay Zakat/Fidyah?
Scan the QR code above from your bank ‘scan & pay’ function. Screenshot and submit it in the form above.
Recipient’s Name:The Muslim
Converts’ Association of Singapore
Bank: CIMB Current Account
Account No.: 2000411305
Click on the button above to make payment via Paypal / eNets.
Click on the button above to fill in the form if you are submitting a Crossed Cheque to MCAS.
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Walk-in to Our zakat Counter
Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore
32 Onan Road, The Galaxy, Singapore 424484
Ramadhan Zakat Counter Opening Hours:
9.30am – 8.30pm (daily)
Including Public Holidays.
Exclusive tokens of appreciation await you for every payment of zakat on wealth (zakat harta) at MCAS! (Only for walk-ins)
Why do we contribute Zakat?
Islam has made kindness, through Zakat, binding upon all those who embrace the faith. As one of the pillars of Islam, Zakat is a system to redistribute the wealth of the Muslims, thus increasing the flow of cash in the economy with a particular interest in the poor and the dispossessed Muslims. Zakat is one way to show our gratitude to God, in return for the many bounties we have been blessed with. Zakat is a positive instrument in our life that shapes our soul towards feeling a deeper concern for our fellow men.
The literal meaning of the Arabic word Zakat means grow (in goodness) or purifying. The act of giving Zakat is purifying one’s wealth to gain God’s blessings for the wealth to grow in goodness.
With the vision of the best community, Zakat is the major economic means that brings the Muslim society towards prosperity, security, and social justice.
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How do we calculate Zakat?
Let’s use an example for zakat on savings (money that is kept in all types of savings accounts including fixed deposit and current account).
Any of the following methods (on the right) may be used to calculate the quantum of zakat payable.
Who can receive Zakat?
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Fast a prescribed number of days. But whoever of you is ill or on a journey, then let them fast an equal number of days after Ramaḍân. For those who can only fast with extreme difficulty, compensation can be made by feeding a needy person for every day not fasted. But whoever volunteers to give more, it is better for them. And to fast is better for you, if only you knew.
Al-Baqarah, verse 184
What is Fidyah?
When a person is unable to fast out of necessity in Ramadhan, and is unable to make up for that fast, a fidyah (redemption fee) payment is required from that person.
Allah mentions in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 184:
“For those who can only fast with extreme difficulty, compensation (fidyah) can be made by feeding a needy person for every day not fasted.”
Abdullah in Abbas mentioned,
“This Verse is meant for old men and old women who have no strength to fast, so they should feed one poor person for each day of fasting (instead of fasting).
How much is it?
The rate of Fidyah is equal to 1 mud or equivalent to 750g of rice for every day that is not fasted. In Singapore, that payment is usually made in the cash equivalent, with the rate being set by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS).
Time of Payment
Fidyah is to be paid latest by the next Ramadan (fasting month).
Who should pay Fidyah?
Those who did not fast due to fear that fasting may be detrimental to the baby’s/ their own health.
Someone who had not made up for the previous year’s fast when the following Ramadan had come around again. This includes fasts that were missed due to sickness or menstruation period or post-natal bleeding.
Those who are unable to fast due to medical conditions from which there is little hope of recovery.
The elderly who is too weak to fast and is no longer capable of fasting.
To be made for those who were not able to make up for their fast when they were alive.