What is Zakat?
“Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the funds for those whose hearts have been recently reconciled to the truth; for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer. Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” (Quran 9:60)
Zakah is an obligatory payment on every Muslim made annually under Islamic law. Zakah’s primary purpose is to help support charitable and religious purposes. At Masjid Al-Qudus, Katuuso we do not discriminate against anyone based on gender, age, maturity or sanity.
Masjid Al-Qudus, Katuuso collects and distributes zakat to the local Muslim community in the Konge-Katuuso-Buziga area. We are proud to be the leader in zakah collection and distribution in this area, but need your help to help your brother and sisters in need.
Your zakah helps cover urgent and critical financial needs facing many underprivileged brothers, sisters and their families. In 2016, Masjid Al-Qudus, Katuuso distributed over UGX 22,000,000 to Muslim families across the Konge-Katuuso-Buziga area. We hope to be able to provide more zakah and help underprivileged brothers, sisters and their families get back on their feet.
Our Zakah Policy:
Our Zakah only covers the following:
- New Muslim Converts
- Past Due Rental Bills
- Past Due Utility Bills
- Urgent Medical Prescriptions
- Food & Clothing
- Local Travel Expenses
A new muslim faces a number of challenges having converted. Learning their new religions is the least of their worries. They constantly face rejection from their own family members, friends and peers. They are sent out of their family homes and left to fend for themselves, sometimes as young as early teenagers.
We are constantly faced with issues regarding food, beddings, stationery or school materials, quran shortage, money for upkeep etc.
The 'New Muslim Sponsorship' project aims to provide these people many of which are children full-time education.
This education, tailored for both secular and Islamic needs, will cement the children's new-found imaan and provide them with the knowledge and understanding to live their lives.
Masjid Al-Qudus is appealing to donors to help provide for this project. Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah can be given to support a new Muslim child.
You can donate money or required items that include: blankets, bedshees, clothes, hijabs, soap, sugar, cooking oil, rice, maize flour, millet flour, plates and cups, books, Qur'ans, reading books, basins etc. If in Uganda, you can call us to pick these items from everywhere.
On the Day of Judgement, there will be no regret for that donor who helped educate these people inshaAllah.