Free from all prejudice and with complete contentment, I intend to pay my zakat. My intention is to gain the pleasure of Allah and I expect to be rewarded only from Him.
MEC Foundation has organised this project for community benefit.
MEC Zakat Project© is an initiative of the MEC (Mahmud Esa’d Cosan) Foundation, developed solely for the benefit of the general public and those who seek advice and purification. Whilst MEC Foundation promises to distribute the collected zakat funds for the benefit of the general public, it has full discretion on the manner in which they are distributed. MEC Foundation cannot be held legally accountable for the conduct or obligation of persons, for any site interruption, from any direct or indirect damage to the any person(s).
MEC Foundation is committed to persevering the confidentiality of any information provided by you and will employ all necessary procedures to ensure that you remain anonymous. Your personal information, wealth and assets, will not be made available to any third person(s) under any circumstances.
Here, we would like to draw attention to some of the hidden theoretical meanings and purposes of this act of worship.
By giving his slave property and wealth, Allah has also given his slave a duty. This duty is to spend towards what Allah has given, towards those who He has not given. This is the test of the wealthy person. The test of the needy person on the other hand is to show patience towards deprivation.
Allah has provided means to set up and form connections between people. An important element of this connection is for the wealthy to offer a helping hand to the needy. This connection in Islam is called zekat.
Zekat is a worship which purifies the ego and property (wealth).
Zekat is an action of iman (faith).
Zekat is an obligatory sadaka and each sadaka, according to the word of the Prophet, is a proof of a person’s iman (faith). It certifies the person’s iman and causes him to become a loyal servant.
Zekat is giving tax from what Allah has given.
Zekat is a loan given to Allah from which it was received in the first place. In this regard, it is fardh-hasen.
Zekat enables a person to reach maturity and virtue. Allah says the following:
“By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, Allah's Reward and Paradise), unless you spend (in Allah's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well”