Maizbhandar Darbar Sharif

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

SZHM Trust Administered Poverty Alleviation Project : ZAKAT FUND

“Following the commandment of Allah contribute Zakat and come forward to serve the poor, destitute and the downtrodden humanity”

“It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards East or West, But it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the (divine) books, and the Messengers, to spend of your substance, out of love for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves, to be steadfast in Salat and give Zakat, to fulfill, the contracts which you have made, and to be firm and patient in pain or (suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of Truth the Lord fearing (Muttaqin) (Sura Al-Baqara 177).”

In accordance with the directives of the holy Quran, the SZHM Trust is managing the poverty alleviation project. This project had developed a new co-ordinated and responsible system between Zakat collection and its distribution. Also making effective and positive contribution to the poverty alleviation activities of Bangladesh. In this process of distribution of Zakat the Association is efficient, transparent, dynamic, well planned and highly innovative.

As such the poor, orphan, destitute, downtrodden and vulnerable people of the society are recipient of this Zakat. This Zakat money is also utilized as advised by the competent and qualified Islamic scholars and jurists for job creation, the poor parents for arranging marriage for their daughters and emergency relief to the needy.

It may be mentioned Zakat Fund had distributed US$. 191,000 (One lac ninety one thousands US Dollar) from the year 2003 to 2013.

You are cordially invited to participate in this sacred endeavour of SZHM Trust. By contributing a portion of your Zakat to the project. You are performing a Farj Ibadat, and in doing so you are benefiting the poor Muslims of the society.

May Allah bless your pro-active participation in SZHM Trust’s endeavour towards the development of standard of living of the poverty striken Muslims of Bangladesh.