SINGAPORE: The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) will disburse an additional S$2.26 million of zakat as a part of this year’s Ramadan disbursement.
The quantity will probably be distributed to 7,200 poor and needy households as well as to their month-to-month zakat help, MUIS mentioned on Wednesday (Apr 27).
Beneficiaries will obtain a money quantity of between S$150 and S$1,000, relying on their family dimension.
Those eligible have been notified through mail and might count on to obtain their disbursement throughout the subsequent three to 4 weeks.
“The disbursement is a provision for the poor and needy Muslims here who are existing beneficiaries of the monthly zakat financial assistance and it is offered during Ramadan as a gesture to share the joy of the festive period,” mentioned MUIS.
It may also be prolonged to chosen recipients of ComCare’s Long Term Assistance – together with their members of the family – and chosen households referred from Family Service Centres, in addition to kids and aged residents of chosen welfare houses.
MUIS may also ship present hampers to greater than 250 ComCare Long Term Assistance beneficiaries and residents from greater than 40 welfare houses and establishments, in addition to meals for the breaking of quick to chosen welfare houses.
“The additional disbursement, the food and hamper deliveries are only possible due to the strong support from the Muslim community who have contributed generously through the annual zakat collection,” it mentioned.
“We appreciate the community’s strong support and contributions towards zakat, as we work in concerted efforts to continue uplifting the Muslim community.”
Source : channelnewsasia.com