SHAH ALAM, 16 Dec: RM500 million has been targeted to be distributed by the Selangor Zakat Board until the end of this year.
The LZS Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof, said that RM492 million of the Zakat money has been distributed to the poor and needy people in the state this year, as of November.
“We believe, based on experience, at the end of the year the Zakat collection amount will increase.
“This allows LZS to channel more Zakat money to the recipients,” he said to reporters after the Zakat Distribution and Business Zakat Payment Ceremony took place today, reported Mstar Online.
Also receiving this Zakat distribution were 291 poor and needy recipients who are continuing their studies at the Selangor Industrial University.
At the event, LZS received the business Zakat amounting to about RM1.2 million from 29 companies, including Sirim QAS International Bhd and AmIslamic Bank Bhd.
LZS also presented various types of Zakat donations amounting to RM2.4 million, including hearses to 10 mosques.