MVR 6.6m Received as Zakat, payments per head lower than previous years

Residents of Male' City offer Fitr al-Zakat at the collection point set up at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. (Photo/Ministry of Islamic Affairs)

Islamic Ministry has announced that it received MVR 6.6 as Fitr Zakat this year.

The Ministry has shared details of Zakat distribution of the last three years. The statistics showed the highest number of payments were received this year.

  • 2017: MVR 4.4 million
  • 2018: MVR 4.4 million
  • 2019: MVR 5.6 million
  • 2020: MVR 6.6 million

According to the statistics, MVR 3800 was allocated per head this year from the Zakat payment distribution. This is a reduction of MVR 1200 compared to last year.

The register for the needy as well as orphans currently has 1715 individuals. Zakat payments were distributed to 1697 individuals on the register.

MVR 201,097 was also allocated to the Foster Home for children and the Center for Disabled in K. Guraidhoo.