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Beneficiaries of Zakat 

  إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَاِبْنِ السَّبِيلِ فَرِيضَةً مِنَ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ


 As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara’ (poor), and Al-Masakin (the needy) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah’s Cause (i.e. for Mujahidun – those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a travelerwho is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.


Zakat can only be distributed to any of the eight eligible beneficiaries (asnaf) that are mentioned in the Quran in Surah Taubah:60. However, priority should be given to the poor and needy. Where there is no central authority to administer Zakat, it can be paid directly to the needy.


The Prophet  said, “If someone gives as charity so much as the equivalent of a single date from honest earnings  and God accepts only what is honest – God takes it in the Right Hand, then makes it increase for the one responsible, just as one of you raises foal, until it becomes as big as a mountain.


Umbrella for Vulnerable is a nonprofit making Organization registered by the Ministry of Local Government of the Republic of Rwanda, Registration number 117/2011.


Umbrella for Vulnerable among many activities collects ZAKAAT and strives to eradicate poverty within Rwandan Muslim household and that is the essence of ZAKAAT.


Umbrella for Vulnerable is engaged in the implementation of the first project of eradicating poverty and the beneficiaries of the project are Muslims of NYAGASAMBU, Rwamagana District Eastern Provence.


May Allah reward, protect, and bless the wealth of our Donor from BOTSWANA, may Allah by the Blessings of the second ten of RAMADHAN forgive our Donor all his shortcomings and guide his Family to the right path journey ending in JANAT AL FIRDAUS through RAYAN the gate spared by Allah for those who keep fast in Ramadhan, ya Allah our Donor has kept his Ramadhan and paid his ZAKAAT.



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