News: Fire Victims Receive Aid from Zakat Sarawak (Malaysia) – 28.9.2018

A family of six left homeless after a fire gutted their house at Kampung Tanjung Berlipat in Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia near here on Thursday received assistance from Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS) and Miri community welfare office yesterday….

A family of six left homeless after a fire gutted their house at Kampung Tanjung Berlipat in Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia near here on Thursday (27 Sept 2018) received assistance from Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS) and Miri community welfare office on 28 September 2018.

TBS Miri head who visited the victims yesterday morning handed over immediate relief assistance in the form of cash to the head of the family, 37-year-old Awang Borhan Awang Buang.

Also present during the handing over of aid were Awang Borhan’s wife Noreen Jumat, 36, four sons as well as other staff of TBS Miri and fellow villagers.

The fire which occurred around 6pm on Thursday had totally gutted the 40-year-old village house. No injuries were reported in the fire and the cause has yet to be determined.

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News: Zakat Trace the Mustahiq of the Four Kariah Mosques (Malaysia).

The Selangor Zakat Institute (LZS) is committed to providing continuous service by offering contributions to the needy of the people. Recently, LZS organized a Poverty Movement program to track the people who were eligible to receive zakat (Mustahiq) in four mosque’s kariah (an area under the supervision and administration of a kadi), Jeram Mosque, Simpang Tiga Mosque, Tambak Jawa Mosque and Sungai Buloh Mosque (all in Selangor, Malaysia) recently.

The Selangor Zakat Institute (LZS) is committed to providing continuous service by offering contributions to the needy of the people. Recently, LZS organized a Poverty Movement program to track the people who were eligible to receive zakat (Mustahiq) in four mosque’s kariah (an area under the supervision and administration of a kadi), Jeram Mosque, Simpang Tiga Mosque, Tambak Jawa Mosque and Sungai Buloh Mosque (all in Selangor, Malaysia) recently.

Through the Facebook, LZS said the program was implemented with amil assistant including Sekolah Kebangsaan Jeram in channelling the list of proposed names that were eligible to receive zakat assistance.

“The result of the program that many new poor and needy people who have been found to be assisted will be assisted by their welfare using zakat funds. Zakat Selangor also welcomes cooperation from all parties in channelling their information in order to enable us to identify every person if the funds if feasible,” he said.

At the same time, LZS also thanked all those involved in the program. He said the zakat would be channelled to those in need with a sense of responsibility.

News: The Second Asnaf School Will be Built in Malaysia.

The second asnaf school fully funded by Kedah State Zakat Board (LZNK) is planned to be built next year. LZNK’s Chief Executive Officer said his department was aiming to create asnaf schools in every district in Kedah. He also said so far LZNK had its first school which are Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim at Jalan Suka Menanti, here in Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia….

The second asnaf school fully funded by Kedah State Zakat Board (LZNK) is planned to be built next year. LZNK’s Chief Executive Officer said his department was aiming to create asnaf schools in every district in Kedah.

He also said so far LZNK had its first school which are Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim at Jalan Suka Menanti, here in Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

“For the next level, we plan to provide asnaf schools in the district of Sik next year to help poor asnaf families. After that, we will follow up in other districts to create asnaf schools in the effort to improve the fate of poor asnaf families,” he said.

He said this to reporters after the surrender session of Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim to Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim Head, Abdullah Harun yesterday.

“These asnaf schools are meant for the poor asnaf, their children are given the opportunity to study at this school and are fully support by the LZNK,” he said.

He said the asnaf schoolboys comprised of poor asnaf families from all over Kedah who were financially-funded by their expenses incurred school and meal fees.

In another development, he said, Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim, who has been operating temporarily at the Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) Mergong, Kedah will be fully operational in new buildings beginning Sept 19 at Jalan Suka Menanti.

He said the Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim Maahad building was built at a cost of RM11.2 million (approx. USD3 million) complete with various facilities for student facilities.

“The school has 30 classrooms accommodating about 600 students. So far the school has about 206 students and is expected to receive 100 new students for next year, “he said.

According to him, Maahad was previously involved in the Mahmud College which was run by the Middle East Islamic Student Association, before being taken over by LZNK.

News: Poor Person with Disabilities Receive Zakat Attention (Malaysia)

This news is reported on 16 September 2016 from https://selangorkini.my/2018/09/asnaf-fakir-kurang-upaya-dapat-perhatian-lzs/. The story of one poor person who has a lifelong disability (which live in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia) for the past two years and has been viral in the social networking site recently received the attention of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) Malaysia when receiving RM400 monthly financial assistance.

The story of one poor person who has a lifelong disability (which live in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia) for the past two years and has been viral in the social networking site recently received the attention of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) Malaysia when receiving RM400 monthly financial assistance.

The poor known as Abdullah Gunalan Ramathan is a convert who has embraced Islam five years ago. He was originally born in a normal state, but all the joys and hopes of going through life like others stopped so far as being involved in accidents that limited his movement.

LZS via Facebook said Ramathan had previously received a monthly financial aid of RM250 per month and raised to RM400 a month from July.

“They also receive monthly financial assistance from the Social Welfare Department of RM300 a month.

“In addition, he receives aid from Zakat in the form of staple food monthly, Ramadhan and Eid aid of RM650 and receives several emergency relief counts,” LZS said.

In addition, LZS also helps to settle the arrears of water bills amounting to RM451.

Among other things, Zakat Selangor’s is in progress to aid the arrears of electric bills, including the arrears of two children’s school fees, medical assistance such as wheelchairs and beds.

Good job to zakat administration in Selangor, Malaysia!

This news is reported on 16 September 2016 from https://selangorkini.my/2018/09/asnaf-fakir-kurang-upaya-dapat-perhatian-lzs/

News: The Campaign of Zakat Salary Deduction Scheme (Federal Territory of Malaysia)

The Zakat Collection Centre of Federal Territories (Malaysia) Islamic Religious Council (PPZ-MAIWP) for the third year has launched a special campaign for the payment of zakat known as Zakat Salary Deduction Scheme or Thohir Scheme 2018. This scheme lasts for four months from 1 July to 31 October 2018. Implementation for This third year is a sequence of exceptional remarks received from employers of private and government companies in the previous year….

The Zakat Collection Centre of Federal Territories (Malaysia) Islamic Religious Council (PPZ-MAIWP) for the third year has launched a special campaign for the payment of zakat known as Zakat Salary Deduction Scheme or Thohir Scheme 2018. This scheme lasts for four months from 1 July to 31 October 2018. Implementation for This third year is a sequence of exceptional remarks received from employers of private and government companies in the previous year.

During the four months of the campaign, PPZ-MAIWP will go down to meet employers and staff representatives covering the government, private sector and statutory bodies. We will hold various activities such as talks, briefings, opening zakat info counters, quizzes and so on to give an understanding of zakat in particular zakat on salary income.

Among that has been offered are umrah packages for two, a holiday trip to Beijing, China, Bangkok, Thailand, and Jakarta and Pekan Baru, Indonesia (prizes are sponsored). The participation of the Thohir Scheme or the addition of the amount of zakat deductions can be made by filling out the Zakat Salary Deduction Form at every eleven PPZ-MAIWP counters, http://www.zakat.com.my portal, PPZ-MAIWP mobile zakat counter, or by contact telephone line 1-300-88-5757 (Malaysia).

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News: Clinic in Labuan (Malaysia) Helps Asnaf, Mosque and Tahfiz Centers.

Bakti Clinic Labuan Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) continues its Asnaf Day program for the third consecutive year to help the asnaf who need help, thereby reducing the burden of family members. Bakti Clinic Managing Director, Dr Ramli Tahir said this year, a total of 100 asnaf members comprising 85 poor and 15 new converts received a cash donation of RM200 each…

News taken and translated from: https://www.utusanborneo.com.my/2018/09/12/klinik-bakti-ringankan-beban-asnaf-masjid-dan-pusat-tahfiz

Bakti Clinic Labuan Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) continues its Asnaf Day program for the third consecutive year to help the asnaf who need help, thereby reducing the burden of family members. Bakti Clinic Managing Director, Dr Ramli Tahir said this year, a total of 100 asnaf members comprising 85 poor and 15 new converts received a cash donation of RM200 each.

“The program with the collaboration of  Labuan Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) and Labuan Zakat Center (PPZ) is the third year program that is being implemented as our company’s efforts help ease the burden of the needy,” he said.

He added that the Bakti Clinic also donated two mosques, three surau (small mosque), three Tahfiz (Islamic school) Centers and a Tahfiz Welfare Association.

Two mosques who received donations were Bebuloh Darat Mosque and Al Muttaqin Mosque, while three surau (small mosque) were Surau Nur Hidayah, Surau Mubarakah and Surau Ar Rayan.

“Every mosque and surau receive a cash donation of RM1,000,” he said.

Meanwhile, the three Tahfiz who received RM1,000 were Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Al-Badr, Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Quran Sri Marinding and Al-Quran Al-Quran Guidance Center and Labuan and Sabah Tahfiz Welfare Association.

Dr Ramli said the contribution was also one of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the Bakti Clinic and also one of the obligations of zakat contribution to the eligible group.

News: CSR in Kampung Sungai Kembong Hilir, Bangi Lama, Selangor, Malaysia.

The collaboration between Media Prima Berhad (MPB) through the MPB-NSTP Humanitarian Fund (The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad) and National Defense University of Malaysia (UPNM) brought joy to five asnaf recipients in Kampung Sungai Kembong Hilir, Selangor, Malaysia. NSTP’s Corporate Communications Head said the community and social responsibility (CSR) program was aimed at inculcating volunteerism through charitable work.

The collaboration between Media Prima Berhad (MPB) through the MPB-NSTP Humanitarian Fund (The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad) and National Defense University of Malaysia (UPNM) brought joy to five asnaf recipients in Kampung Sungai Kembong Hilir, Selangor, Malaysia.

NSTP’s Corporate Communications Head said the community and social responsibility (CSR) program was aimed at inculcating volunteerism through charitable work.

He said over a year, more than 20 CSR programs were developed by MPB and hoped that it would be more fascinating with the collaboration of more parties including higher education institutions such as UPNM.

“The CSR program developed over the last 20 years has helped tens of thousands of people. In making this event a success, we also look forward to the contribution of volunteer workforce and the contribution of corporate and private companies to the success of this event,” he said when met at the event.

About 60 volunteers were UPNM cadets and students, as well as the MPB-NSTP Volunteer Brigade in the homecoming work of cleaning and painting asnaf houses.

The program also presented donations of daily necessities and mattresses worth about RM200 (approx. USD 50) per asnaf.

Meanwhile, NSTP’s Corporate Communications Head said the program, revealed the objective of producing excellent academic and developmental students in UPNM’s ‘Leaders of Character’ motto.

He said along with Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations on September 16, the theme of the Malaysiaku (MyMalaysia), the program clearly portrayed the happiness of beneficiaries.

“We are proud of the cooperation with the MPB to achieve its goals and hope this relationship will become more intimidating in the future,” he said.

One of the Asnaf, Afizhullah Akhmal Sahak, 23, hopes that the introduction of this program opens a bigger route for his younger brother, Nazatul Balqis, 17 to continue his studies at a higher level by furthering his studies at UPNM.

He said that hope was most important for him after losing his mother and father who died due to health problems about three years ago.

“My eldest brother, Akhilmullah Akhmal, is the head of the family and the source of living in the family.

“I hope that the relationship through this program will be a path for my younger sister to pursue higher education institutions such as UPNM,” he said.

The five orphaned admits did not receive any help from any parties other than the Social Security Organization (SOCSO).

Hence, Afizhullah said he would seek help from the Selangor Zakat Center, and so on.

“After being informed about the opportunity by the organizer of the program, I will work towards it, especially the opportunity to pursue education for younger siblings,” he said in reference to his youngest brother, Muhamad Nur Hidayat, 15 years old.

Happiness is also clearly engraved on the face of senior citizen, Nani Miri, 83, the sole mother of a husband’s death, since 30 years ago, riding in the shade of the residence of her husband who was inhabited by a single child and five grandchildren.

She thanked for the contribution that he hoped that more parties would provide assistance to the asnaf as it may seem after this.

News: LZS & MAIK Collaboration Improve The Standard of Living of Asnaf (Chilli Project)

The Agro-Settlement Village Economic Program, in Kampung Gong Jenarah, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, Malaysia proved successful in making chilli crops which among the largest in the state. The project executive said the agroeconomic project was a cooperation between the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) and the Kelantan’s Islamic Religious Council (MAIK), showed encouraging production rates from time to time since June 2016.

The Agro-Settlement Village Economic Program, in Kampung Gong Jenarah, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, Malaysia proved successful in making chilli crops which among the largest in the state.

The project executive said the agroeconomic project was a cooperation between the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) and the Kelantan’s Islamic Religious Council (MAIK), showed encouraging production rates from time to time since June 2016.

“With an area of ​​11.2 hectares capable of producing about 24,000 kilograms (kg) of Kulai’s chilli in 2016 and rising to about 33,000 kg last year.”

“In fact, Kulai’s chilli production until August 15 this year recorded 33,852 kg, which surpassed production last year,” he told the media on the Stakeholder Official Visit to the Agro-Settlement Village Economic Program, in Kampung Gong Jenarah, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan recently.

He also said the total revenue of the participants showed an increase from RM86,000 in 2016 to RM132,000 in last year.

He added that 28 participants who participated in the crop project received different revenue, but only RM1,200 was given to the participants.

“The rest will be separated into a fixed deposit of 70 per cent that will be handed over to participants after five years and 30 per cent for the capital of next season,” he said.

Asnaf

Meanwhile, an asnaf who participated in the project, Mr Zamri Abdullah, 52, said the program had opened its chances for her and her family out of poverty.

He who had previously done various jobs did not earn salary consistently.

“After joining Alam Shah Village project and planting chillies, I now have a steady income to bear the expenses of schooling.

“Alhamdulillah, my son succeeded in becoming a technician in Sepang, Selangor this income. I am very grateful to LZS and MAIK for giving me an opportunity, “he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Tuan Hussein Tuan Mahmud, 55, in addition to earning a living in agriculture, he is pleased to be able to conduct various community activities involving residents and students of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and Community College.

“We are grateful to LZS and MAIK for not only providing programs to improve the economy but also involving us with community activities with students.

“Just after five years, I hope to be given the opportunity to develop all the knowledge received here by cultivating chilli farms in any location,”

Meanwhile, a young participant, Mr Nor Sam Azlan, 32, said he did not have trouble mixing with older participants as his focus was on changing his fortune and family.

“I hope the five-year experience here can be used as a capital for me to cultivate chilli plants and other plants outside.

“All the services of the LZS and MAIK parties will not be forgotten,” he said.

News: Zakat Builds Chili Projects in Malaysia

The Chili Projects, which is run by the Selangor Zakat Board (SZB), involved the cultivation of chilli and construction of 28 houses for the poor. It was implemented with the collaboration of Kelantan Islamic and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) and Pasir Putih Land Office (Malaysia).

The Chili Projects, which is run by the Selangor Zakat Board (SZB), involved the cultivation of chilli and construction of 28 houses for the poor. It was implemented with the collaboration of Kelantan Islamic and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) and Pasir Putih Land Office (Malaysia).

This project which cost around RM10 million managed to change the lives of 28 asnaf families, in Kampung Gong Jenerah, Bukit Awang, Malaysia.

The Program’s Executive said: “Participants of the program in collaboration with the Kelantan Islamic Religious Council (MAIK) and Nestle Malaysia were given homes and land for cultivation with chilli plants.”

They are assisted in various aspects to raise family economic standards such as training and providing markets to enable them to support their families, upon completion of the program.

“In 2016, this group managed to earn RM86,062.50 (around USD20K). In 2017, RM132,518.75 (around USD31K) and we expect revenue for 2018 to rise even though the first harvest has not been collected yet, it has to been more than RM30,000 (around USD7K), compared to last year,” he said.

He also said participants would harvest three crop crops each year. In addition to chilli plants, participants also run intercropping plant generating an additional income of about RM26,800, a year.

“The participants are only given a monthly salary of RM1,200 per month and the remainder will be made round capital for the next season and the fixed deposit of the participants,” he said.