Friends of Indus Hospital collects
Zakat on behalf of patients treated at
Indus Hospital & Health Network
“The wealth of a person does not decrease by
paying Zakat” - (Sahih Bukhari)
70% of patients
at IHHN are
Indus Hospital & Health Network
strictly follows a zakat
policy verified by scholars.
Your Zakat contributions guarantee
patients receive prompt
essential treatments and services
within the network.
A SACRED PILLAR
“Establish prayer, pay alms-tax, and bow
down with those who bow down.”
– Quran (Surah Al-Baqarah) (2:43)
What is Zakat?
Zakat, an Arabic term meaning “to
purify” or “to grow,” is a mandatory
annual almsgiving in Islam, constituting
2.5% of one’s wealth if they meet the
As one of the 5 Pillars of Islam, Zakat is emphasized over
80 times in the Quran, reflecting its pivotal role.
This practice aims to purify wealth, foster economic
justice, alleviate poverty, and strengthen Muslim solidarity.
“Charity never diminishes wealth.”
– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Sahih Muslim)
What is Nisab?
Nisab is the minimum amount of net capital a
Muslim posses (such as gold, silver, cash,
stocks, property, etc.) over a lunar year to
become obligatory for giving Zakat. It is
determined based on the current market value
of gold or silver. When an individual’s wealth
surpasses this threshold, they must pay Zakat
on their excess wealth.
Giving charity increases one’s wealth
and brings blessings that protect it
from potential harm. This increase in
wealth 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.
How your Zakat helps IHHN
Zakat works as a source of healing for
patients who can not afford the required
treatments for their medical condition.
These include surgical operations,
Giving Zakat to IHHN is pivotal in providing
free support to these children, mothers, and
fathers. It directly impacts their lives by
covering their medical expenses, ensuring
quality care they need, and giving hope for a
HOW MUCH IS ZAKAT?
You can calculate your Zakat in three steps:
Add your annual
assets like cash,
gold, silver, stocks,
If the remaining
amount equals or
exceeds the Nisab
multiply it by
2.5%. That is your
YOUR ZAKAT SAVES LIVES
IHHN benefits roughly 6 million people annually, of which 70% are Zakat-eligible. Roughly 4.2 million people benefit through eleven hospitals, four rehabilitation centers, four regional blood centers, and various primary care clinics and public health initiatives across Pakistan.
Calculate Your Zakat within seconds now.
Zakatable Wealth (Assets)
Your Zakat Amount is:
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.
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.
- The poor
- Those in need
- Administrators of Zakat
- Those whose hearts have been recently reconciled
- Those who have been enslaved
- Those in debt
- In the cause of Allah (SWT)
- Travelers (including refugees)
Where other forms of charity can be offered to non-Muslims, Zakat is only offered to Muslims.
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.
- Parents pay on behalf of their children if their wealth meets the criteria for Zakat eligibility
- Guardians paying on behalf of orphans
- Individuals paying on behalf of those who cannot pay
- People pay on behalf of deceased individuals for the wealth that remains in their estate.
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.
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.
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.
While non-muslims can offer different forms of charity to Muslims, Zakat is only obligatory for Muslims.
IS THEIR LIFELINE
Zakat goes beyond charity and serves as a
second chance at life for many people at IHHN.
Through Zakat contributions, you become the catalyst for transforming lives, enabling individuals needing quality healthcare, alleviating their
suffering 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.