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Help us to maintain Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre in this world
and build your palace in Jannah for the Arkarat!

A dedicated place to practice and share your faith is very important within Muslim communities. A mosque is the heart of any Islamic community, and by maintaining it you are performing an act of Sadaqah Jariyah.

Masjid Ammar was built and occupied back in the 1980s and has been serving the Ummah in Hong Kong. Since than a place to congregate and pray, the masjid is also used to provide a place for lectures, Iftar and other activities. In view of the high usage, The Islamic Union has constantly been carrying out necessary repairs and maintenance.

Now you can be part of this Nobel cause by making a donation / Sadaqah to the delicated cause.

Donate and give sadaqah to the MosqueMaintance Building Fund. This fund is used to carry out the maintenance of Masjid Ammar.

 General Donation Sadaqah

What is Sadaqah?

The word sadaqah literally means righteousness. In Islam, it refers to a virtuous deed or an act of kindness done without the expectation of getting anything in return in order to please Allah. Sadaqah also describes a voluntary charitable act towards others, whether through generosity, love, compassion, or faith. These acts are not necessarily physical or monetary. Simple good deeds such as a smile, or a helping hand, are seen as acts of sadaqah.

 

What is Sadaqah Jariyah?

Sadaqah jariyah is a special type of voluntary charity. It is ongoing. The recipient will benefit from the charity continually, and it is believed that this means that the giver will be receiving good deeds for a long time – even after his death. For example, giving water, through establishing a water hand pump or well, however, is an act of sadaqah jariyah. A water well allows people to obtain water whenever they wish, and the longevity of the intervention means that it will benefit people for generations to come. In turn, the donation to water projects will continue benefiting the giver for years to come, even long after he has passed away. For this reason, many Muslims strive to give sadaqah jariyah, so that they may reap as many rewards as possible and seek closeness to Allah (SWT).

 

Are zakat and sadaqah the same thing? 

No. It is not the same thing.

Zakat and sadaqah are forms of worship done by Muslims. The two are different in their own respects. All actions of righteousness in Islam are considered sadaqah. Zakat, on the other hand, is a form of charity of a compulsive nature in which the rich have to pay, and it is one of the five fundamental foundations of Islam. This makes it a compulsory act, and therefore, all Muslims must give zakat, provided they meet certain conditions, while sadaqah is an intended and continuous act of uprightness, which everyone has to carry out no matter what their ability.

There are 10 key differences between zakat and sadaqah:

  • Zakat is obligatory once a year whilst sadaqah is never obligator
  • Zakat is paid on specific assets such as gold, silver, cash, business assets, agricultural produce, and livestock whereas sadaqah has no such specification in terms of assets.
  • Certain liabilities can be deducted from a zakat whereas sadaqah has no calculation in which liabilities are deducted.
  • Zakat was collected and distributed by the Islamic government or institution whereas sadaqah is always a personal act of kindness.
  • According to some schools of law, zakat can be forcefully taken. The state can take punitive measures on the non-payers of zakat. Whereas sadaqah is never enforced upon people.
  • Abandoning zakat payments is tantamount to a type of treason whereas not giving sadaqah is not sinful.
  • Zakat has thresholds and bands (nisab) whereas sadaqah has no thresholds.
  • Zakat was generally distributed where it was collected whereas sadaqah can be spent anywhere.
  • Zakat has specific areas and categories for spend whereas sadaqah does not have defined recipients.
  • Zakat is monetary whereas sadaqah can be non-monetary too.

 

Who can give Sadaqah and who can Sadaqah be given to?

Sadaqah is a voluntary form of charity that can be performed by anyone, for anyone including animals.
As there are loose rules around giving sadaqah, there are no rules on who can receive sadaqah as it is an act of kindness intended to provide aid and support to anyone in need – but they must be in need.

 

What are the benefits of giving Sadaqah?

There are ten benefits of giving sadaqah:

  • It cures illness and prevents evil death.
  • It eases hardships and removes calamities.
  • It is an investment in this life and the hereafter.
  • It atones sins.
  • It opens the gates of paradise.
  • It offers shade on the Day of Judgement.
  • It purifies the soul.
  • It is a way of accepting du’a.
  • It creates balance and benefits to all societies  
  • It is a way to earn rewards after death

 

 Zakat

 

What is Zakat?

Zakat (poor-due) is the third pillar of Islam. It is obligatory but only for those Muslim men and women who possess wealth above a certain limit. The word zakat means to purify. It purifies and protects our soul from miserliness, selfishness, and greed, and purifies our wealth from the evils of this world.

It is a form of worship (ibadah) in terms of wealth. Zakat cleanses your soul, purifies and grows your wealth, and is a socio-religious tool to help eradicate poverty in a community or society. Zakat is also a spiritual bridge and connection to Allah to purify your wealth for the will of Allah and to His cause is to acknowledge that everything one owns belongs to Him, and it is for Him that we strive to end poverty.

 

How does zakat work?

There are four simple steps to working out your zakat:

  • Work out what you own.
  • Then take off what you owe.
  • Work out the balance and check that it is more than the Nisab value.
  • Work out 2.5% of that and there you go, you have got your zakat amount.

Since the payment of zakat is an act of worship, its validity depends upon the expression of one’s intention. That is, the zakat payer should pay it for the sake of Allah; he should make up his mind, with all of his heart that zakat is an obligation to be discharged.

 

 

What is nisab and its current value?

Nisab is the minimum amount that a Muslim must have before being obliged to zakat. The Nisab was set by Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at a rate equivalent to 87.48 grams of gold and 612.36 grams of silver

As we no longer use gold or silver as currency, you need to find out the equivalent monetary exchange value of the rates the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) set in your local currency. You can do this by checking the market rate of gold and silver. The two values used to calculate the Nisab threshold are gold and silver.

When is the zakat due date?

Zakat is payable if you have completed the Haul which is a period of 1 Hijri year (355 days). For first-timers, your Haul period begins when your savings account first meets the Nisab. For recurring zakat payers, the Haul period begins from the last zakat payment date.

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