LZS: Able to Receive Zakat Despite Having ‘Expensive Furniture’


SHAH ALAM, Aug 7: The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) does not take into account the size and the beauty of the house of a recipient as long as it is only inherited by the recipient.

The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) Head of the Communication Sector, Norajun Ainun said that some people assume that a beautiful house or expensive furniture can influence the outcome of assistance received.

“Actually, LZS does not care if the house looks beautiful or not, whether there is an Astro dish or not, or if a recipient earns thousands, but if they have a lot of commitments, meet the Kifaya, then they will be eligible to receive assistance.

“I will tell the Gombak LZS to send officers to the home of Ms. Norbaya to be enumerated. By the impression I received, she is eligible. Whatever the case, we will wait for the report of the census officials first,” she said.

He was commenting of a TVSelangor report about the fate of Norbaya Ahmad, 63, who has been suffering from breast cancer for 13 years but inherited the home left by her late husband several years ago.

In fact, Norbaya does not receive any other income except a monthly assistance of RM300 from the Selangor Social Welfare Department (SWD) and also supports her 83-year-old mother.

Her house she resides in and the furniture belongs to her mother and what was left behind by her late husband.

In relation to that, Norbaya asked Muslims to not be confused with the eligibility limit for a person to receive assistance from LZS.

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