Zakat is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat, which literally means "that which purifies", is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth. It is considered a way to purify one's income and wealth. This mandatory charitable contribution is also considered as the right of the poor to find relief from the rich, a way to fight poverty and to strengthen social bonds. Zakat al-mal or "zakat on wealth" should be paid on an annual basis and is customarily 2.5% (or 1/40) of a Muslim's total savings and wealth above a minimum amount called Nissab.
The Holy Quran mentions eight channels for spending Zakat: “Zakat expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakat] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise. “[9:60, Qur’an].
Through its Zakat program, Ataa Foundation offers you the possibility to fulfill this obligation in a single click. We ensure that your Zakat donations are spent to help some of the poorest communities and offer them opportunities to change their living conditions. So purify your wealth and help your brothers and sisters by donating your zakat now.