Step-by-Step Guide on Fulfilling Your Zakat Digitally

We are now in the last few days of the blessed month of Ramadan and for many Muslims, the race to gain Allah’s favours and blessings is at its peak.
by Zakat.sg 2020-05-19 • 7 min read
2020-05-19 • 7 min read

[IMPORTANT: Due to Circuit Breaker measures, we encourage all Muslims in Singapore to fulfil their zakat remotely via online and digital means. You can choose to fulfil it via our online ePaymentPayNowDBS/POSB iBankingAXS machines islandwide, or send a cheque to ‘Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura’ or MUIS. For more information, please visit www.zakat.sg. Taqabbal Allahu Minna Wa Minkum]

 

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Figure 1 Mr. Radziyani fulfilling his zakat harta and fitrah obligation via Muis ePayment

 

We are now in the last few days of the blessed month of Ramadan and for many Muslims, the race to gain Allah’s favours and blessings is at its peak.

 

Night prayers, zikir, supplications, charity, and zakat are some of  the activities that Muslims across the globe engage in intensely in the last few days and nights of Ramadan. It is also hoped that these Godly deeds coincide with the Night of Decree, or Laylatul Qadr, as our deeds will be multiplied exponentially as if we have performed Godly deeds for a thousand months! MasyaAllah.

 

 

Zakat in Ramadan

 

One of the most important acts in Ramadan is the fulfilment of our zakat obligation. Apart from the standard Zakat Fitrah, many Muslims also choose to fulfil their Zakat Harta (on wealth) obligation in Ramadan too as it is more afdhal – even more so in the last ten days of the blessed month. Often, Muslims decide to pay their zakat in advanced in Ramadan because of this very reason, and this is an accepted act as seen in the hadith below:

 

"It was narrated from Ali that Al-Abbas asked Rasulullah s.a.w about paying his Zakat (on wealth) before it was due, and he allowed him to do that." - (At-Tirmidhi)

 

 

Although we are not able to fulfil our zakat in person at our beloved mosques, there are various online and digital modes of payment for us to still fulfil our zakat obligation with ease this Ramadan.

 

We have tried all the different payment methods and we have shortlisted three easiest modes of payment and we have prepared a detailed, step-by-step guide to make your zakat payment!

 


 

Muis Online ePayment

 

  1. Follow this link to access the payment platform: http://bit.ly/zakat-epayment (Please note that a $0.90 service fee to eNETs is surcharged for payments $30 and below. This surcharge is paid directly to eNETS and is not collected by Muis)

 

  1. Fill in the details including your name, NRIC, and address. (NOTE: You can choose whether to be included in IRAS auto-inclusion scheme or not. There is no compulsion in religion.)

 

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  1. Choose which type of Zakat you are fulfilling – Zakat Harta (i.e. savings, gold, insurance etc.) and/or Zakat Fitrah. Proceed to payment summary and make sure that the amount you are paying is correct.

 

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  1. Proceed with payment and verify.

 

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  1. PLEASE DISABLE YOU POP-UP BLOCKER TO ENSURE THAT YOU PAYMENT TRANSACTION GOES THROUGH.

 

  1. Select your bank for payment (again, please ensure that you pop-up blocker is disabled)

 

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  1. Proceed with payment as usual (please provide your iBanking ID and pin)

 

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DBS/POSB iBanking

If you have a DBS/POSB iBanking account, this is extremely convenient and hassle-free! You can also help to pay on your seniors’ behalf!

 

  1. Log in to you DBS/POSB iBanking account at https://internet-banking.dbs.com.sg

 

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  1. At the top menu bar, hover to ‘Pay’ and click ‘Pay Bills’.

 

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  1. Under ;Select Payment Option', select the button ‘Billing Organisation Not in my pre-arranged list’ as shown below.

 

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  1. Select MUIS ZAKAT-IRAS AUTO-INCLUSION if you wish for your Zakat contribution to be reflected as a tax deductible item in your income tax or MUIS ZAKAT-NO IRAS AUTO-INCL if otherwise.

 

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  1. In the Bill Reference Number textbox, enter your NRIC/FIN no. Select your account and fill in your zakat amount. (Please make separate transactions if you are fulfilling both Zakat Harta and Zakat Fitrah.)

 

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  1. Click on ‘Next’ and follow the on-screen prompt to complete transaction.

 

 


 

 

PayNow

 

  1. Log in to your bank's mobile app.

 

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  1. Tap on 'Scan & Pay' function if available OR select 'Pay & Transfer/Transfer Funds'. Select PayNow via UEN.

 

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  1. Enter T08GB0028LZKT in the UEN field or scan the QR code below.

 

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  1. Enter your mobile number i.e. 8765 3725 in the 'Reference/Billing Number' field. Verify that 'Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura' is populated. Fill in the amount for payment.

 

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  1. Complete the transaction.

 

  1. Screenshot the transaction. (NOTE: Transaction and payment of Fitrah is valid if deduction is confirmed. NO NEED for official receipt. Request for official receipt via https://go.gov.sg/zakat is only for Zakat Harta payments)

 

 


 

 

It is the last few days of Ramadan. Let’s remember to hasten on our obligation and help spread love and rahmah this Ramadan. This is especially so in such a bleak global outlook for many of us, especially for the low-income. May Allah s.w.t accept our deeds and constantly keep us all in His Divine Favours, Blessings and Support, InsyaAllah, Amin!

 

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