Zakaat is a mandatory form of almsgiving and one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a financial obligation for all Muslims who meet specific criteria of wealth. Zakaat is considered a purification of wealth and a means of social justice.
Zakaat is typically calculated as 2.5% of a Muslim's total savings and investments that have been held for a full lunar year. This includes assets such as money, gold, silver, and business merchandise.
The primary purpose of Zakaat is to assist those in need and to alleviate poverty. The funds collected through Zakaat are distributed to categories defined by Islamic law, including the poor and needy, those in debt, travelers, and others facing financial hardship.


Sadaqah refers to voluntary charitable giving in Islam. It is not obligatory but highly encouraged as a way to earn spiritual rewards and help those in need. Sadaqah can take various forms, including monetary donations, giving goods, or performing acts of kindness.
Sadaqah Jariyah: Ongoing, continuous acts of charity that bring benefits to people over time, such as building a school or digging a well. Sadaqah Wajibah: Voluntary acts of charity that become obligatory when a specific vow or promise is made.
Sadaqah serves as a means of purifying one's wealth and demonstrating compassion for others. It can be given to individuals, charities, or community projects, contributing to the overall welfare of society.


Lillah donations are made for the sake of Allah and are given voluntarily. These donations are often directed towards specific projects or causes, such as building a mosque, supporting educational programs, or funding community development initiatives.Examples:
Mosque Construction: Donations to build, maintain, or expand mosques. Education: Funding educational institutions, scholarships, or programs. Humanitarian Projects: Supporting projects that benefit the community at large.
The purpose of Lillah donations is to support initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the community and the fulfillment of religious and societal needs. These donations are often motivated by a desire to earn spiritual rewards and make a positive impact.

100% Donation Policy

Aid 4 Ummah are committed to a 100% donations policy to ensure that all charity funds are discharged correctly according to the Shariah. We make sure every penny of your donation goes to the most needy beneficiaries.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme which enables charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. This increases the value of the donation by 25% without any extra charge from the donor. For example, for every £1 donated by UK taxpayers, an extra 25p can be claimed by Aid 4 Ummah from the government.
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