Sample Request Letter for Zakat

Sample Request Letter for Zakat

[This is a Sample Request Letter for Zakat. One of the basic pillars of Islam, Zakat forms the core of our socio-economic system. It is, for this reason, Islam enjoins to pay Zakat to the poor and the needy as an obligation and declares it essential for prosperity, social health, and spiritual uplift. You can make any change to the below application as per your needs.]

Date…

Authority name…

Foundation/Institute name…

Address…

Sub: Request for Zakat

Dear (Sir/Name),

With utmost respect, the reason of my writing to you is that our (Foundation Name) has arranged a program to collect Zakat from all the reputable and good families of the area to help the poor women and girls (Describe in your own words) to achieve their goals in business, education and other methods of making them independent. We are mostly helping the women from the rural areas. And we also help women against domestic violence and other heinous crimes against women. (Explain the actual cause and situation).

Sir, I would want you to give the amount of Zakat you pay every year to the (Foundation name), so that, these women get some sort of support from your side. (Cordially describe your requirements). I expect your reply to be in the affirmative.

Thanks,

Your name…

Foundation Name…

Contact Information…

 

[Note: Zakat is the annual payment made by Muslims to support those most in need. By donating a percentage of your wealth in order to help those less fortunate than yourself, you can please Allah (SWT) while supporting your brothers and sisters across the world. As defined by the Zakat rules, those eligible to pay must be: Muslim, Free, Of sound mind, Past the age of puberty, Have positive cash or goods flow and Have a total personal wealth higher than the Nisab value.

In summary, any adult Muslim who is working or earning more than is necessary to fulfill their everyday essential needs is expected to pay a percentage of their wealth as Zakat.]