“The wealth of a person does not decrease by paying Zakat”
(Sahih Bukhari)

Friends of Indus Hospital collects Zakat on behalf of patients treated at Indus Hospital & Health Network.

The Urgency

 

In Pakistan, many individuals struggle to afford even the most basic healthcare necessities. Nearly 40% of the people in Pakistan live below the poverty line, meaning they earn less than $3.65 per day. More than a monetary donation, your Zakat becomes a lifeline for individuals who, due to financial constraints, may otherwise be denied access to essential medical treatments.

Your contribution can bring relief to families burdened by the weight of healthcare expenses, offering hope for a healthier future.

Zakat

A SACRED PILLAR

“Establish prayer, pay alms-tax, and bowdown with those who bow down.”

– Quran (Surah Al-Baqarah) (2:43)

What is zakat?

 

Zakat, an Arabic term meaning “topurify” or “to grow,” is a mandatoryannual almsgiving in Islam, constituting2.5% of one’s wealth if they meet theNisab criteria.

As one of the 5 Pillars of Islam, Zakat is emphasized over80 times in the Quran, reflecting its pivotal role.This practice aims to purify wealth, foster economicjustice, alleviate poverty, and strengthen Muslim solidarity.

“Charity never diminishes wealth.”

– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Sahih Muslim)

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What is Nisab?

Nisab is the minimum amount of net capital aMuslim posses (such as gold, silver, cash,stocks, property, etc.) over a lunar year tobecome obligatory for giving Zakat. It isdetermined based on the current market valueof gold or silver. When an individual’s wealthsurpasses this threshold, they must pay Zakaton their excess wealth.

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Giving charity increases one’s wealthand brings blessings that protect itfrom potential harm. This increase inwealth can manifest in two ways:

Firstly, Allah (SWT) may open doors to more incredible sustenance for the individual or family, leading to a quantitative increase in wealth.

Secondly, charity earns the blessings of Allah (SWT), which holds a value far greater than the the amount given, enhancing the quality of one’s wealth and safeguarding it from harm.

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How Your Zakat Helps IHHN

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Zakat works as a source of healing forpatients who can not afford the requiredtreatments for their medical condition.These include surgical operations,transplants, medicine,Chemotherapy, etc.

Giving Zakat to IHHN is pivotal in providingfree support to these children, mothers, andfathers. It directly impacts their lives bycovering their medical expenses, ensuringquality care they need, and giving hope for abrighter future.

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Heartwarming Success Stories Fueled by Your Zakat!

Each narrative reflects the transformative power of accessible and free-of-cost healthcare services and the positive change they have achieved together.

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A BEACON OF HOPE

Indus Hospital & Health Network is not just a medical institution; it’s a beacon of hope for millions in need. Lives are transformed, families are safeguarded from the burden of medical debt, and communities are empowered through accessible healthcare.

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how much is Zakat?

You can calculate your Zakat in three steps:

Add your annual assets like cash,gold, silver, stocks, property, etc.

Subtract youryearly livingexpenses.

If the remainingamount equals orexceeds the Nisabthreshold,multiply it by2.5%. That is yourannual Zakat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to give Zakat once a year?

Yes, Muslims are obliged to give Zakat only once a year; however, it is not necessary to give it all at once, and it can be divided throughout the year. It is a common practice among the Muslim ummah to disseminate Zakat during the holy month of Ramadan.

What are the categories of recipients?

There are eight categories of people who are eligible to receive Zakat:

  1.   The poor
  2.   Those in need
  3.   Administrators of Zakat
  4.   Those whose hearts have been recently reconciled
  5.   Those who have been enslaved
  6.   Those in debt
  7.   In the cause of Allah (SWT)
  8.   Travelers (including refugees)
Can Zakat be given to non-Muslims?

Where other forms of charity can be offered to non-Muslims, Zakat is only offered to Muslims.

Can Zakat be paid to organizations for distribution?

Yes, Zakat can be paid to organizations for distribution, and many Muslims choose to give their Zakat through established charitable organizations or institutions that specialize in collecting and distributing Zakat funds. These organizations often have mechanisms in place to identify eligible recipients and ensure that the Zakat is used for its intended purpose.

How does IHHN check if the patient is Zakat-eligible?

Once patients visit IHHN, they undergo a thorough screening process, where they are asked a series of relevant questions. Based on the screening process, the eligibility of each patient is determined by the guidelines provided by the Shariah Committee of IHHN.

Can one pay Zakat on behalf of someone else?

Yes, it is permissible to pay Zakat on behalf of someone else, and it is a common practice among Muslims. There are various scenarios where this might occur:
1. Parents pay on behalf of their children if their wealth meets the criteria for Zakat eligibility
2. Guardians paying on behalf of orphans
3. Individuals paying on behalf of those who cannot pay
4. People pay on behalf of deceased individuals for the wealth that remains in their estate.
When paying Zakat on behalf of someone else, it is important to ensure that the person for whom Zakat is being paid is eligible for Zakat based on their financial situation. Additionally, it is advisable to inform the person or their guardian about the intention to pay Zakat on their behalf.

What if one misses paying Zakat for a year?

If a person misses paying Zakat for a particular year, they are still obligated to fulfill that obligation and should make up for it by paying the Zakat as soon as they become aware of the oversight. Zakat is considered a mandatory duty in Islam, and fulfilling it is essential for the purification of wealth and the well-being of the community.

Can Zakat be given to charitable organizations outside one's country?

Yes, it is permissible in Islam to give Zakat to charitable organizations outside one’s country. Zakat is meant to help those in need, and there is no restriction on the geographical location of the recipients. The primary consideration is that the funds must reach eligible recipients who meet the criteria for receiving Zakat, regardless of whether they are within the donor’s country or abroad.

Can Zakat be given to support medical expenses?

Yes, Zakat can be used to support medical expenses for individuals who are eligible to receive Zakat. According to Islamic principles, Zakat can be given to those in need, and this includes individuals facing financial difficulties due to medical expenses. Islam encourages the use of Zakat to help alleviate the suffering of those who are ill and to ensure that people have access to necessary medical care.

Does non-Muslim have to pay Zakat?

While non-muslims can offer different forms of charity to Muslims, Zakat is only obligatory for Muslims.

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is Their Lifeline

Zakat goes beyond charity and serves as asecond chance at life for many people at IHHN.

Through Zakat contributions, you become the catalyst for transforming lives, enabling individuals needing quality healthcare, alleviating theirsuffering and bringing hope into their lives. Your Zakat not only purifies your wealth but also heals the body, heart and mind of those who benefit from it.

We invite you to let your Zakat be a source of light, love, and hope in the world of healthcare.

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