"Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds);
for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to the truth); for those
in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (Thus is it)
ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom." (Qur'an 9: 60) Bilal Masjid
Zakah Committee, having the options furnished by this verse, selects the priorities
acording to the circumstances and needs in the community, nation and in the Muslim
Ummah at latge. Bilal Masjid adopted the following explanation for the eight avenues of
1. The Poor
The poor who does not have sufficient sustenance and lives under Nisab in his/her
2. The Needy
The person who was rendered quiet by the demeaning poverty so that he/she does not
beg others for help.
3. Zakah Collection
Direct expenses of the Zakah process, such as collectors, remuneration, postage,
telephone, stationery, transportation.etc.
4. The Reconciled
Persons whom Muslims would like to gain on their side, as well as those who have
recently adopted Islam and are in need for support.
5. The Oppressed
Captives of wars and victims of oppression, persecution and of restriction of basic
freedoms and human rights, previously used to emancipate slaves.
6. The Insolvent
The person who is not able to meet his liabilities. The debtor who borrowed money
to meet his or her basic requirements or to cover humanitarian case, but could not
reimburse his creditors.
7. The Cause of Allah - The cause of Allah includes spending on causes such as Human
rights and freedoms, on all deeds that serve the application of Islamic teachings
and help in the understanding of Islam, the propagation of its Message, and establishing
Masajids and Islamic schools and centers..etc.
8. The Wayfarer
The person who was forced to desert his own land, the refugee who was thrown out
of his country, or who immigrated under conditions of civil war in ones own country
and has no access to his/her wealth.