From Volcanic Ash to Volcanic Cash

From Volcanic Ash to Volcanic Cash

Bismillah. As-salamu ‘alaykum.

This is just a brief reminder that zakat money may be used to help stranded travellers, e.g. due to the recent closure of much airspace in Europe.

Stranded travellers comprise the last of the eight Qur’anic categories of valid zakat recipients (9:60).

(Zakat is an annual charity-tax that must be paid by wealthy Muslim individuals and businesses. It equates to 2.5% of annual surplus savings and profits. Zakat is one of the “five pillars” of Islam.)


One Response to “From Volcanic Ash to Volcanic Cash”

  1. fugstar Says:

    I had forgotten about this completely!

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