Zakat is a spiritual giving that cleans our heart by removing our greed for materialistic possessions. Giving Zakat is the best way to purify the giver’s spirit from all evil vices. List of Top 3 Zakat Accepting Organizations in Australia
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Zakat has been made compulsory upon every adult and mentally stable Muslim, whose wealth exceeds the Nisaab amount and is able to give 2.5% of it in charity without much strain or difficulty every year.
“Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allah for them.” – (Al-Tawba: 103)
We fulfill the compulsory five waqt Salat every day. We fulfill our religious duties by fasting in every Ramadan and by going on pilgrimage in Makkah once in a lifetime. We willingly fulfill our responsibilities towards our families, parents, relatives and friends in order to live our lives according to Islamic laws and regulations and to attain Jannah.
At the end of the day, we believe these are enough for us to become a righteous Muslim but unfortunately it is not. One cannot lead a righteous life or become a righteous person unless he fulfills his social responsibilities towards the poor and needy by giving Zakat to them.
“Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in God, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.”–the Holy Quran [verses: 2:177]
Zakat can bring peace and harmony in our society. Only by giving Zakat, the rich can develop a feeling of empathy towards the poor as they get to understand their pain and agony more. On the other hand the poor will begin to respect the rich as they extend their helping hands to relieve their miseries.
Zakat is a great way to establish Islamic brotherhood in our world by reducing the difference between the rich and poor.
In order to leverage our society from this Islamic giving, we can donate our Zakat money to these top 3 Zakat accepting organizations, in Australia that are working genuinely to deliver social justice and uplift humanity.
List of Top 3 Zakat Accepting Organizations in Australia
1. Transparent Hands
2. Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam’ah Association Australia
3. National Zakat Foundation Australia
Committed to Provide Free Surgeries to Those Who Cannot Afford:
“Transparent Hands” is a non-profit organization, which is tackling this major healthcare issue of Pakistan with the help of fundraising through its unique Crowdfunding platform. Transparent Hands conducts the surgeries of deserving patients free of cost at private hospitals, with the help of donations and charity. Donors from all over the world can use our online Crowdfunding web portal if they wish to donate. You can select any patient, fund the surgery and receive regular feedback and updates, until the patient is recovered completely.
Our User Friendly Online Fundraising Work As Follows:
- Choose the patient whose surgery you want to fund.
- Choose from a number of payment methods as per your convenience.
- Donate to that particular patient and get tax exemption.
- Get regular updates of that patient until he/she gets fully recovered.
Why Donate to Us?
- You want to save the lives of people by donating for their surgical treatment.
- You need complete transparency of where your donation/charity is going.
Donors can completely put their trust in us regarding their donations and charity. There are many people in Pakistan and all over the world, who wish to spend their money on trust organizations, but we are unsure about to whom we should donate. In order to ensure complete transparency, Transparent Hands uploads all the documents with the patient’s success stories, so the donors can see that their money is spent on a right cause.
Download our TransparentHands iPhone Application for Online Donation
2. Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam’ah Association Australia :
Who We Are :
“Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam’ah Association of Australia” is a not for profit organization, focusing on servicing the needs of the Muslim community.
The Meaning of Ahlus Sunnah :
The term Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah (People of the Sunnah and the mainstream) can be traced back to the famous companions of the Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم, Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood and Abdullaah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them). Ibn Mas’ood commenting on the verse in the Qur’an in surah A’-Imraan (which means);
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves.” (3:103)
Main Centres & Branches :
Three decades on, Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah (ASWJ) is continually growing and changing to cater for the needs of Muslim Australians. We currently have centres in 3 states, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
The organization also enjoys strong ties with many other Mosques and organizations across Australia.
Working with internationally recognized affiliates we guarantee your donations and Zakat are delivered to those in need around the world.
3. National Zakat Foundation Australia :
What We Do :
“National Zakat Foundation” is a ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilize Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in Australia for the benefit of local, deserving recipients.
This group includes some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the aged as well as the homeless.
Our mission is to provide the Muslim community with an end to end zakat service.
To efficiently and effectively distribute Zakat and Sadaqah funds to deserving members of the Muslim community in Australia. Our work in this area includes:
- Zakat Fund – A lifeline to those in need who have no other forms of assistance available to them. Some of the items the Zakat Fund has helped to provide eligible recipients with emergency accommodation, food vouchers, furniture items, clothing and essential travel costs.
- Partnerships – Developing key partnerships with other organisations to help deliver additional support services to the Muslim community.
Providing the Muslim community with the most effective and accurate means of calculating Zakat. Services include:
Zakat Calculator :
A sophisticated and easy to use online calculator, which enables users to accurately calculate their Zakat.
Q & A Service :
An e-mail service enabling users to submit detailed questions to qualified scholars regarding their Zakat.
Download our Transparenthands Andriod Application for Online Donation
Every year Australia attracts about 800,000 permanent migrants within its territory. They leave their homelands and come to settle down here in Australia with a hope of building a better future. This mainly happens because the outside world perceives Australia to be a rich and flourishing country.
Despite being one of the wealthiest countries of the world, Australia is struggling to provide the basic necessities of life to its citizens. This struggle has worsened further as newer people are being added to its population every day.
According to Australian Association of Social Service, child poverty is rising in Australia as 730,000 children are living in poverty. Most of these poor children live with single parents who belong to the lowest 20 percent income group. The existing income inequality is huge in Australia and in the near future this will only rise, making it harder for people to cope up.
Australia’s government is very keen in resolving these issues by creating more jobs, providing free education, healthcare and affordable housing for everyone.
We can catalyze the government’s effort by incorporating Zakat institutions in our developmental goals to redistribute wealth and other basic facilities among the citizens to overcome the present inequality.
Zakat is a religious giving but it has immense potentiality to help us achieve social equality and justice.
So time has come we reconsider the Islamic giving and try to realize how much good it can do to our society by resolving issues like poverty, hunger, illiteracy and other crises.