Over MVR 5.5 million collected as Zakat-al-Fitr

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 over MVR 5.5 million has been collected this year as Zakat-al-Fitr as of the 26th day of Ramadan.

The Ministry detailed that a total of 107,132 individuals have paid their zakat.

During the same period last year, the Ministry had collected MVR 5,567,851 from 135,743 people as Zakat-al-Fitr.

Islamic Ministry had facilitated zakat payments though several online platforms including Dhiraagu Pay, Ooredoo m-Faisaa, Bank of Maldives (BML)’s Zakat portal, Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB)’s FaisaMobile and Fahi Pay.

However, the last date on which zakat can be paid through these platforms expired at 18:00pm on Friday, being the 28th day of Ramadan.

Nevertheless, Ministry will be accepting zakat payments in person at Ministry’s counters and through its Bandeyri Portal until the last day of Ramadan.