“True piety is this: to believe in God, and the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets, to give off one’s substance, however, cherished, to kinsmen, and orphans, the needy, the traveler, beggars, and to ransom the slave, to perform the prayer, to pay the Zakat.” -Surah Baqarah, Ayah 177 (Qur’an 2:177). List of Top 7 Zakat Accepting Organizations in Australia
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Zakat is a compulsory Islamic giving that removes all impurities from one’s wealth and spirit. Giving Zakat is proof of inexplicit love and devotion towards Allah. When a Muslim gives Zakat regularly he will become prosperous, because the Almighty will raise his status and dignity both in this world and the Akhirat.
Allah has promised to shower upon His mercy and kindness to those who have shown mercy and kindness to the poor and needy. Allah has also promised, to relieve the difficulties and hardships of those who have alleviated the sufferings of the needy and have relieved the grieving souls.
How can we expect to get the blessings of Allah the Almighty when we are neglecting the lamentations and cry of countless starving, poor, hungry and destitute Muslims and non-Muslims all over the world?
All rich and wealthy Muslims must realize how their wealth could alleviate social diseases and can strengthen their communities. Giving Zakat is crucial because it can ensure the well-being of the needy as well as can help the wealthy to attain ultimate happiness and peace of mind.
We should not act miserly when giving Zakat or worry about the reduction of our hard earned wealth. No one in this world has ever become poor by giving. But think how the compassionate giving and kind gesture can heal the wounds of the millions out there who are suffering in hunger, sickness or in isolation.
Let us make our living purposeful and spare some precious moments from our life to live it for others. Let us give Zakat and inspire others to give theirs as well.
List of Top 7 Zakat Accepting Organizations in Australia
1. Transparent Hands
2. Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam’ah Association Australia
3. National Zakat Foundation Australia
4. Al-Ihsan Foundation
5. Charity Australia International
6. Human Appeal Australia
7. Islamic Relief 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.
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2. Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam’ah Association Australia :
Who They 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 They 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.
Their 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. Their 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.
4. Al-Ihsan Foundation :
“Al-Ihsan Foundation Australia International Limited” is a not-for-profit public relief organisation, determined to provide aid to all persons and families who are in need. The term Al-Ihsan is an Arabic word that refers to ‘perfection’ or ‘excellence’. The matter of perfecting our deeds and actions is a matter of inner faith borne from religious teachings, and is one of the defining pillars in our organisation that holds us up and brings us together.
Humanitarian assistance has always been a priority to all the people associated and affiliated with Al-Ihsan Foundation International.
Al-Ihsan was founded with a vision to provide humanitarian relief to all individuals and their families who are in need of care and assistance, and thus to reach all corners of the earth and eventually rid the world of poverty.
Mission Statement :
Al-Ihsan knows the importance of immediate access to food, medical aid and emergency shelters during times of natural disasters, poverty and other emergency situations. We thus strive to provide rapid mobilization and action, with a mission to establish and maintain a (global) society that serves and empowers all those in need.They struggle to fulfill and complete our services through regular contact and periodic visitations.
Al-Ihsan ventures to continue to assist and serve communities until their assistance and services are no longer required.
What is Zakat Al-Fitr ?
Zakat Al-Fitr is an obligatory charity during Ramadan that every (financially capable) adult Muslim is to pay before the day of Eid Al-Fitr and is to be given to the poor and needy.
Who is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory Upon?
The head of the family must pay on behalf of his/herself and on behalf of any dependants within the family.
You Can donate your zakat to Al-Ihsan Foundation.
5. Charity Australia International :
“Charity Australia” is a non-profit organisation, working for the uplift of humanity through different activities and ideas. So its mission statement is “uplift of human society and helps needy and less privileged people”.
Their Vision :
To generate resources through fundraising initiatives and community partnerships, and use those funds to make an impact in the lives of children. To attract volunteers and partners who are passionate about helping children.
Their Mission :
To transform communities through helping children, youth and their families who need support”, to ensure that this mission is written in a way that is consistent with the other missions.
Zakat of Wealth :
Ramadan is the best time, for many among us to fulfill our zakat obligations on our wealth (one of the five pillars of Islam). Charity Australian is collecting Zakat ul Maal for more than ten years, they are distributing Zakat ul Maal in strict guidance of Quran and Sunnah. They will Insha-Allah be collecting and distributing your Zakat and Zakat-ul-Fitr on your behalf.
Their Zakat Funds Projects:
- Financial Assistance to needy families
- Ration Distribution
- Shelters for homeless
- Rozgaar Project (Small Business setup program)
- Medicines and vaccinations
- Educational scholarship
6. Human Appeal Australia :
“Human Appeal Australia” (HAA) aims to strengthen humanity’s fight against poverty and social injustice. HAA believes that establishing stable health care, education and income generation programmes, paves the way for empowered, self-serving communities. They also recognize that the provision of food, medical aid and emergency shelter in times of humanitarian crises is essential for the immediate preservation of life.
Their Vision :
A leading international humanitarian development organization, that values human life and dignity, embracing justice and equality in a world free of suffering and poverty.
Their Mission :
They provide immediate aid and effective long-term sustainable development.
They empower communities to be self-reliant and independent.
They serve people who need it most, relieve their suffering & transform their lives for the better.
Zakat is a spiritual obligation for Muslims to be carried out once a year. It is an act of donating a certain amount of your wealth (2.5%) to the poor and needy. The distribution of Zakat has many benefits for the individual and society at large.
HAA accepts Zakat donations and distributes it according to Islamic laws.
7. Islamic Relief Australia :
“Islamic Relief Australia”(IRAUS) is a team of Australian volunteers, supporters and staff who together seek to address injustice and empower communities.
IRAUS is a member of the global Islamic Relief family; a leading international charity, whose members are joined together through a spirit of collaboration and through sharing a common vision, mission and identity.
They reflect their Australian context through their focus on local and regional issues in the aid and development space, while drawing upon the wealth of expertise and support of the global Islamic Relief family in the work they do.
Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities, and they provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur.
They tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world’s most vulnerable people have real influence in both their programs and advocacy.
They are proud of Islamic Relief Australia achievement’s in serving the less fortunate in the past 7 years, and they look forward to continue progressing towards fulfilling their mission and delivering on their vision for the future.
Inspired by their Islamic faith and guided by their values, they envision a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others.
Their Mission :
Exemplifying their Islamic values, they will mobilize resources, build partnerships and develop local capacity.
Zakat is not just a fundamental pillar of Islam – it is also a revolutionary social justice concept with the potential to ease the suffering of millions around the world.
Islamic Relief uses your zakat in the most effective way possible to relieve the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Your Zakat enabled transformative change in the lives of individuals, families and communities who were supported by it in accessing new economic avenues, providing stability and opportunities for years to come.
It’s because of you, your zakat has the power to transform people’s lives, turning them from Zakat recipients into zakat givers. That’s their ultimate goal.
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Poverty is obviously a deep problem in our society as it compels humanity to suffer severely for the crimes that they didn’t commit. It is really unfortunate to see people in low-income families unable to afford to pay for the very basics of life including housing, food, energy, health and education.
Poverty has become relentless in Australian life, as three million people living below the poverty line, including 739,000 innocent children, according to the reports published by the Australian Council of Social Service.
Australia has witnessed a vast economic growth over the past 27 years, yet a significant part of this wealthy population is living in low-income families, and finding it really hard to cope with the high expenses to provide for themselves and their families.
The poverty rate in Australia is much higher, because here the government has no effective poverty reduction plan neither do they have a monitoring system to measure the progress made to alleviate poverty.
We cannot wait for the government or other institutions, to take the charges to rebuild the economic system while millions are suffering and living in inhumane conditions.
Giving Zakat can distribute the wealth equally within the society, so that the poor can get money to fulfill their basic necessities. Zakat can also be given to poor patients to help them to pay for their diagnosis, treatment and medicines.
Zakat money can also be given to unemployed individuals, as business capitals to help them start their small ventures and overcome their own financial hardships. Later on, small business entrepreneurs can create new jobs and solve the unemployment issues for individuals living in poverty . This can alleviate poverty permanently in our society.
Zakat is an incredible way to bring justice, balance and kindness within our society and community. The power of alleviating poverty has been vested in the hands of the rich and wealthy Muslims, who can bring immense good to our society by giving Zakat correctly and sincerely.