The Nasrul-lahi-l-Fati Society (NASFAT) Nasfat Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat (NAZAS) Sunday disbursed another set of cash and materials worth N8m to 60 beneficiaries in Abuja.
Chairman of NAZAS, FCT Zone, Alhaji Isiaq Ajibola, said the agency was established in 2014 to collect, disburse and administer charity to the needy in line with Allah’s injunctions in Qur’an Chapter 9, verse 60.
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According to him, the agency also sensitises Muslims on the obligation of giving out Zakat, which is the third pillar of Islam.
He said the disbursement was the sixth since its commencement in Abuja two years ago and the second this year, with over N40m disbursed so far.
“This means that a lot of people are responding to our call for zakat donations and they are beginning to trust us to give it out to the needy. What we do here is very transparent.
“When you give us your zakat, it is safe and we are able to hand it over just like you are seeing here today; these are the real needy in the society,” he said.
He said since its inception in 2014, NAZAS had collected over N250m nationwide and disbursed same to the underprivileged in the society.
He also said the agency had empowered over 500 people and provided scholarship grants to over 150 students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions across the country.
Also, a council member of NAZAS, FCT, Alhaja Mulikat Osinaike, said: “It is unfounded to say it is the men that pay zakat and women are only beneficiaries. Quite a number of women pay zakat in substantial quantum because of their level of wealth and spirituality.”