Rabat - The High Council of Ulemas estimated the cash value of Zakat Al Fitr, the charity that every Muslim has to pay at the end of Ramadan, at MAD 13 per person this year.
Rabat – The High Council of Ulemas estimated the cash value of Zakat Al Fitr, the charity that every Muslim has to pay at the end of Ramadan, at MAD 13 per person this year.
This amount was set taking into consideration the general interest of Moroccan Muslims, the statement said.
While the amount of zakat in Morocco decreased by MAD 2 compared to last year, the Muslim Theological Council of France (CMTF) raised zakat in France from EUR 5 to 7 per person in 2018.
However, any person can pay a higher amount or quantity if they can afford it. Zakat will have to be given on Eid, expected to come Friday, June 15, or before.
Zakat (regular charity) is one of the five pillars of Islam. Literally, it means “growing” and “purification” of the individual soul.
It is described as a “tax,” but is sometimes distinguished from a tax because zakat is related to religion and has fixed rates, whereas a tax is related to government and has certain rules for setting rates.
Zakat requires wealthier people to give a portion of their annual revenue to poor people: everyone must contribute 2.5 percent of their annual income to help the poor to achieve a life of dignity and a higher quality of life.