Your Zakat saved hundreds of earthquake victims in Indonesia – here's how
At Muslim Aid, we believe in a safer and dignified world for all. Your pledge of faith by paying your Zakat is their protection against poverty and disaster.
We distribute over £7 million of Zakat every year, using our expert knowledge on the ground to intervene where the need is greatest. Here’s how we did this with your Zakat when a deadly earthquake hit Indonesia’s Java Island on 21 November 2022 which claimed the lives of hundreds of people.
We were one of the first charities on the ground to support the victims and started an emergency appeal to save as many lives as possible.
With your Zakat payments, we impacted hundreds on the ground and have managed to distribute food, water, safety supplies and hygiene products.
By the grace of Allah, your donations saved the lives of 1,900 people – here's how.
Muslim Aid distributed the following hygiene kits:
· 250 menstrual sanitary products
· 500 kits of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo
· 100 units of nappies for babies and children under the age of 5
We distributed the following food items:
· 250 rice packs
· 250 sardine tins
· 250 bottles of mineral water
In terms of non-food emergency shelter items, Muslim Aid provided the following:
· 10 units of communal water tanks/piping/emergency latrines to be used for sanitary purposes
· 150 units of tarpaulin
· 300 blankets
· 300 mats
· 1 transport shuttle for distribution of aid
For over 35 years, Muslim Aid has been taking our trust of Zakat very seriously. We know your pledge is their protection. Entrust us to help relieve the Ummah’s distress with your Zakat.
Muslim Aid’s long history of work on the ground has revolved around projects that are naturally eligible for Zakat. That is because we focus on relieving hunger, quenching thirst, providing access to healthcare, relieving families of poverty and uplifting communities into self-sufficient and dignified futures. Our consistent presence in and amongst the people we serve means we understand the local and often changing needs of people.
Our field officers work with local government, agencies and community organisations to assess where the need is greatest and therefore what kind of intervention would make the most impact. Giving your Zakat where the need is greatest gives our experts on the ground the ability to respond to the most vulnerable quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Zakat is an act of unity for the Ummah- share the privilege of this blessed trust with Muslim Aid.
We are a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters or conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, injustice, deprivation or lack of skills and economic opportunities.