[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 ePayment, PayNow, DBS/POSB iBanking, AXS 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]
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!
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!