MVR 7 million collected as Zakat al-Fitr this year

People receiving Fitr zakat | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Ministry of Islamic Affairs on Thursday stated that MVR 7,433,908 have been collected as Zakat al-Fitr this year.

While Islamic Ministry collected cash payments online and through assigned counters, the Ministry also allowed for staples to be deposited as Zakat al-Fitr.

11,399.45 kgs of staples were collected as Zakat with additional 10,092 collected as Sadaqa across Maldives.

The total amount collected in the 42 islands with no registered poor residents and the capital city add up to MVR 7,884,281.

The four southernmost atolls of Gaafu Alif, Gaafu Dhaal, Gnaviyani and Addu Atoll have no islands without residents below the poverty line.