Al-Habibiyyah foun­da­tion dis­burses N7m Zakat to the poor

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

Al-Habibiyyah Zakat Foun­da­tion has dis­bursed N7 mil­lion Zakat to the in­di­gents to cush­ion the ef­fect of the cur­rent eco­nomic re­al­i­ties on them.

The foun­da­tion, at its 10th Pub­lic Zakat dis­burse­ment yes­ter­day in Abuja, dis­trib­uted some relief items, in­clud­ing grind­ing ma­chines, sewing and in­dus­trial ma­chines, re­frig­er­a­tors, among oth­ers.

48 peo­ple were also given cheques for busi­ness star­tups, up­grade and ex­pan­sion, said Imam Fuad Adeyemi, the Na­tional Chief Imam of AlHabibiyyah. He said 13 stu­dents from var­i­ous higher in­sti­tu­tions were given cheques for tu­ition fees, while six prospec­tive ones would be given schol­ar­ship upon pre­sen­ta­tion of their ad­mis­sion let­ters.

He said the foun­da­tion has dis­bursed over N40 mil­lion Zakat to dif­fer­ent set of ben­e­fi­cia­ries since in­cep­tion in March 2008.

Imam Fuad said the foun­da­tion ex­tended the Zakat distri­bu­tion to both Mus­lims and Chris­tians to pro­mote peace and tol­er­ance in the coun­try.

He as­sured that non-Mus­lims would con­tinue to ben­e­fit from the foun­da­tion’s em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme.

For the foun­da­tion’s sub­se­quen­tZakat­dis­burse­ment, the cleric said a busi­ness clinic would be or­ga­nized for the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to tu­tor them on en­trepreneur­ship.

This, he said would set their foot firmly on the method of run­ning a suc­cess­ful busi­ness.

One of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, Hadiza Sun­uola, ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the foun­da­tion for the kind ges­ture and prayed for abun­dant re­wards to their bene­fac­tors.

Photo: Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

Ha­jia Saratu Shafihi, a direc­tor at the Cor­po­rate Af­fairs Com­mis­sion, pre­sent­ing grind­ing ma­chine to a ben­e­fi­ciary, Hadiza Sun­uola dur­ing the 10th Al-Habibiyyah pub­lic Zakat dis­burse­ment in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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