Spiritual councils are offering on-line fee options for zakat fitrah (tithe), so the general public can carry out their non secular duties whereas staying at dwelling.
Although funds are usually made to amils (authorised tithe collectors), Prime Minister’s Division accountable for non secular affairs, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, inspired Muslims to make use of contactless strategies for the sake of security in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
If customers don’t need to make use of on-line portals, they will nonetheless use a QR code system to make cashless funds when paying in particular person to amils.
In view of the coronavirus, he additionally stated that zakat issues have to be in-line with the Nationwide Safety Council and the Well being Ministry’s pointers and the motion management order (MCO).
Zulkifli additionally urged Muslims to keep away from the custom of shaking arms after making a fee.
Every state can also be adopting its personal technique to gather tithe safely whereas considering the wants of the individuals.
The Kelantan Islamic Spiritual and Malay Customs Council (Maik) is accepting on-line funds, however has saved counters in its headquarters open, solely for zakat funds.
The Melaka Zakat Centre, alternatively, is providing door-to-door collections for these unable to make on-line funds within the state.
The Johor Islamic Spiritual Council (Maij) didn’t appoint any amils. Its committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi inspired the general public to pay by way of its on-line portal, Johor On-line Cost, or on-line banking.
These in rural areas unable to take action might as an alternative make funds on the Village Neighborhood Administration Council (MPKK) workplaces.
In the meantime, the PahangGo app, which was designed for accepting numerous funds equivalent to avenue parking and evaluation tax in Pahang, can now even be used to pay tithe.
Most different states are additionally permitting funds to be made by way of on-line banking or companions like Pos Malaysia and MyEG.
The Federal Territories Islamic Spiritual Council (MAIWP) has additionally launched a devoted website for zakat funds, together with an evidence on who’s required to pay, find out how to calculate the tithe, and the rituals concerned.
It additionally offers the Lafaz Akad Fitrah, a recitation to make when paying, and the accompanying prayer in Arabic and Bahasa Malaysia.
The tithe is normally set to match the worth of two.7kg of rice, and the quantity can range from state to state, starting from RM5 to RM21, and have to be paid earlier than Ramadan. – Qishin Tariq
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