Dato' Sheikh Dr Afifi al-Akiti is our zakat advisor.
Dato' Sheikh Dr. Afifi is a full-time lecturer at the Theology Faculty, University of Oxford. His profile can be obtained from www.livingislam.org/maa.
Zakat Fitrah: minimum Â£6 per person. You can pay more if you want.
Other forms of zakat e.g. savings, income: 2.5% of zakatable asset.
For those who want to pay fidyah, the rate is Â£5 per day. You can pay more if you want. Fidyah can only be distributed to the poor and needy (faqir & miskin). Please sent a note via email to stating the total amount of fidyah paid.
Payment of Zakat
We collect all forms of zakat e.g. zakat fitrah, wealth zakat, zakat arrears etc. Please make payments directly into one of our dedicated bank accounts. You can also contact any of the committee members if you wish to notify us of your payment.
Melayu UK will accept your zakat payment and distribute it in accordance with shariah.
Tanbih On the Niyya of the Fitra:
It is a necessary condition [shart] for the Zakat giver to make the intention of zakat in order for the Zakat to be valid (whether it is for the obligatory-but-sometime Zakat on money [Zakat al-Mal] or for the obligatory-and-always Zakat on Fitra in Shawwal).
The sigha [wording] of the niyya for the one paying for himself or herself is:
nawaytu an u'addiya zakAta l-fiTri 'an nafsI farDan li-Llahi ta'AlA
[I intend to carry out the Zakat of 'Id al-Fitr for myself as an obligation to God Most High]
The sigha of the niyya for the Wali paying as well as for his dependents* is:
nawaytu an u'addiya zakAta l-fiTri 'an nafsI wa-'iyAlI farDan li-Llahi ta'AlA
[I intend to carry out the Zakat of 'Id al-Fitr for myself and for my dependents as an obligation to God Most High]
*The immediate dependents include those whom the Wali is obliged to support [nafaqa]: his loving wife, his or her incapable parents, and his or her children (including adults who are incapacitated, mentally or physically, or who are still studying our religion somewhere), and so on. If the Wali intends to pay Zakat al-Fitra for other than his immediate dependents (such as one of his distant relatives, and so on), he must obtain the consent [idhn] from the respective persons, otherwise the Zakat paid on their behalf is not valid.
Payment should be paid directly into our dedicated zakat account as below:
Sort code: 30-96-96
Account Number: 04329357
Account name: Melayu UK