Ramadan has come with its boons and blessings. It is the season of good deeds and charity. The Zakat Chamber is not away from these high and blessed meanings and titles. Although the Zakat Chamber is in the habit of extending its hands in all the directions of the eight “Masarif” Expenditure Outlets of Zakat, but the Chamber has special consideration to Ramadan. In addition to its routine giving to the needy persons, but its works in Ramadan are extending over wider spectrums and it covers further subjects. It has so many targets. Some of these purposes that the Zakat Chamber is trying to achieve during Ramadan are first to cherish and upgrade the “Ritual” of Fasting itself.
The second purpose is to activate the social (Takaful) cooperation beside Zakat support. The third purpose is to encourage people to spend their money on charity. The fourth purpose is to support the poor families in cash and in kind. The general secretariat of Zakat Chamber has designed a wide and lucrative program to be executed during this month of Ramadan for this year 2019. The program has been carried out under the direct and careful supervision of the secretary general of the chamber, Dr. Mohammad Abdul Razig. Needless to say that Dr. Abdul Razig is supervising all the activities of the chamber, simply because the man is not considering himself as any other top government employee, but he is doing this job in the spirit of a “preacher”. While fulfilling his job, he is actually worshipping Allah. That is the basic meaning of Zakat as a “pillar of Islam”.
Zakat is the third “corner” on which Islam is built. The total cost of the Zakat program for this Ramadan, 1440 (H) is almost one Billion Sudanese Pounds. The beneficiaries of this program are, (670,916) persons spreading over (66,164) families that are coming from the national capital and the other states. The program also gives support to more than (3,000) Koranic schools, (Khalawis), in addition to (1,255) organizations and establishments. The program also includes the happiness of the fasting person, the inspection of the “non-demanding” families, the release of “indebted” persons from prisons, the Koranic schools support and the happiness if Eid. The Zakat chamber is working throughout the year, but it is worth mentioning that it intensives its activities during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak.
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