Islamic society disburses 10 million naira to 110 needy Muslims and Christians as Zakat.
Written by News Room on March 12, 2022
Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society disbursed about 10 million naira to 110 needy persons on Saturday in Abuja to mark the maiden edition of its annual National Zakat Day.
National Chief Imam of the society, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, said the exercise was in consonance with Islamic injunction to assist the poor and to obliterate poverty.
Adeyemi said the society instituted the Day to raise awareness on the importance of Zakat and also to encourage more Muslims to pay it in consonance with Islamic injunction.
Adeyemi added that the money and equipment distributed were made possible by donors. He stressed that Zakat was not just a fundamental pillar of Islam, but also a concept that could end poverty.
Five of the beneficiaries are Christians. This year’s Zakat theme is: Pivot for Poverty Eradication.