According to Qibla, the definition of zakat is : “Transferring ownership of an amount of material wealth specified by the Lawgiver to a poor Muslim who is not Hashimi nor their client, without material benefit returning to the giver in any way, for the sake of Allah Most High” [Tumurtashi, Tanwir al-Absar].
The recipients of Zakat are not merely the poor, but also the Amil, Muslim converts, persons in debt, and others. As Zakat is an obligatory annual payment for those that fulfill the criteria and the rate differs according to locality, it is recommended that they visit the nearest Zakat Centres for more information on the amount of Zakat payable.
Believe me, there are many issues encountered especially on the subject of the amount of Zakat payable for the various types of property or wealth.
However, for more information on matter regarding payment of Zakat in Malaysia, do visit Pusat Pungutan Zakat.
– Zakat In Malaysia – Pusat Pungutan Zakat