Reaping the Rewards of Compassion: Understanding Zakat and Zakat Donations at HANDS

Zakat is an integral part of the Islamic faith and is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a form of charity and is obligatory for every Muslim to pay it as a form of religious expression and social responsibility.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how the support of zakat donations helps HANDS benefit the part of society that is in desperate need of help and financial assistance. We’ll also discuss the various benefits of donating Zakat to those in need.

Introduction to HANDS-nonprofit Organization

HANDS is one of Pakistan’s top non-profit groups, working to advance infrastructure development, social institutions for community empowerment, poverty alleviation, education promotion, and health improvement.

The mission HANDS works with in mind is to give the poor more authority. Thirteen volunteer board members, 10,000 employees, and thousands of community volunteers from more than 6,300 partner organizations make up HANDS’ strength dedicatedly working to providing relief and development services to the ones in need.
With the help of donations and zakat from the Pakistani community and compassionate fellows from outside of Pakistan we work for the betterment of the part of society in dire need of financial assistance.

What is Zakat and its importance?

Zakat is an Arabic word that means “purification”. It is a form of charity that is obligatory for every Muslim to pay as a form of religious expression and social responsibility. It is a mandatory religious obligation that is required from all Muslims who possess wealth above a certain amount.

The purpose of Zakat is to purify one’s wealth and make sure it is used in the right way; to help those who are in need. It is an act of worship and an act of obedience to Allah (SWT). It is a way of sharing the wealth and resources among the poor and needy, and of supporting those who are less fortunate.

By giving Zakat, a person is reminded of their blessings and is encouraged to be generous and charitable towards others.
Zakat Donation in Pakistan

Zakat is a mandatory religious obligation in Pakistan, and it is required from all Muslims who possess wealth above a certain amount. The amount prescribed by Islamic law is usually 2.5% of the total wealth, and it must be paid annually.

In Pakistan, Zakat is collected and distributed by the government through various government-run Zakat organizations. These organizations collect Zakat from those who can pay and then distribute the funds to those in need.

HANDS also provides a platform for people to donate Zakat to those in need. The organization works in partnership with communities, and organizations to bring lasting, positive change to the lives of communities in need of positivity and change.

How to Make Zakat Donations at HANDS?

HANDS provides a platform for people to donate Zakat and other forms of donation from anywhere. Here are a few ways you can make Zakat donations at HANDS:

Doorstep Collection: Prepare your Zakat donation in cash, cheque, or bank draft and call on the number provided, and a volunteer from HANDS will collect it from your doorstep.

Donate via Mobile Apps: by following a few easy steps you can make your zakat donations reach HANDS safely through mobile apps. HANDS is connected to mobile apps that include Easy Paisa, JazzCash, Upaisa, Bank Islami, HBL, Meezan, and Habib Metro from where you can easily get your zakat donations to reach HANDS.

Bank Transfer: with the account title Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), HANDS is accepting zakat donations straight to bank accounts in HBL, MCB, and Bank Islamic.

International Donation: HANDS is a partner of I-Care Fund America Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the USA. I-Care will provide receipts that can be used to claim tax exemption from the IRS in the USA. Through this platform, HANDS can receive international Zakat donations as well.

Conclusion

Zakat is an integral part of the Islamic faith and is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a form of charity and is obligatory for every Muslim to pay it as a form of religious expression and social responsibility.
By supporting HANDS-nonprofit organization, you are not only fulfilling your responsibility as a Muslim but also helping to spread awareness about Zakat, its importance, and how Zakat donations can help communities towards betterment.
So, if you are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of those in need, consider making your Zakat donations reach HANDS. Your support will help to bring lasting change and a positive impact on communities in need and on the whole the society.