By effective use of Zakat funds, Zakat takers can be turned into Zakat givers: S. Ameenul Hassan

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NEW DELHI—Inaugurating a National Zakat Conference organised for the first time here in India on Monday, Zakat Center India (ZCI) chairman S. Ameenul Hasan highlighted how Zakat takers can be turned into Zakat givers.

The conference was organised by ZCI itself.

Set up merely two years ago, ZCI invited all major Zakat management institutions to the conference to share experiences and discuss how Zakat collection system and its utilisation can be better managed for the upliftment of society.

Mr. Hasan emphasised the need for different Zakat management institutions to communicate, collaborate, and cooperate to maximize their impact and make them more effective.

ZCI chairman S. Ameenul Hasan (left) presenting a certificate to one of participants of the National Zakat Conference.

Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) president Syed Zafar Mehmood, who runs coaching academies through Zakat funds, emphasized the significance of utilizing Zakat in education and empowerment.

There were three presentations at the conference covering various aspects of the Zakat system.

Tamil Nadu Baitulmaal Federation chairman M. Hidayatullah discussed the management of Zakat through local mosques.

ZCI trustee and Shariah Council secretary Maulana Raziul Islam Nadwi focused on Shariah benchmarks and their compliance with the Zakat management system. He highlighted the importance of adhering to Shariah principles in the collection and distribution of Zakat funds.

ZCI’s IT head Suhail Abbas spoke about the mechanism of Zakat disbursement to beneficiaries. He emphasized the crucial role of monitoring and mentoring beneficiaries in enabling them to become self-sufficient.

Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) head Farooq Siddiqui discussed the significance of technology upgradation and sharing in the Zakat Management System. He explained how adopting technology can enhance efficiency and make a greater impact.

ZCI secretary Abdul Jabbar Siddiqui

ZCI secretary Abdul Jabbar Siddiqui emphasized the importance of promoting economic awareness through Zakat system.

The organizations that participated in this historic event were: Modern Educational Social and Cultural Organisation(MESCO), Mumbai, Zakat & Charitable Foundation, Lucknow, Zakat Foundation of India, Delhi, Tamilnadu Baitulmals Federation, Chennai, Association of Muslim Professionals, Mumbai, Pro Zakat Foundation, Delhi, Oruma, Chennai, ZCI Jaipur, ZCI Malerkotla, ZCI Sambhal, ZCI Mumbai, ZCI Bareilly, ZCI Delhi, ZCI Bhopal, ZCI Chennai and ZCI Nagpur units.

“The primary objective of ZCI is to create a common platform where these institutions can communicate, collaborate, and cooperate in their collective mission to fulfill the noble cause of Zakat. The goal of ZCI is to maximize the impact and reach of Zakat initiatives, ensuring that funds are utilized efficiently and effectively,” ZCI said in a press statement.

“Zakat Center India, (ZCI), is a pan-India registered organization, established on January 28, 2022 with a nationwide presence of 20 units. Our mission is to revive the collective Zakat system as an Ibadah, aiming for a poverty-free, self-reliant Ummah,” ZCI said explaining the very idea of its establishment.

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