Tuesday, August 11

 ‘Zakat’ payments can be made online, says TBS general manager

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Datu Abg Mohd Shibli Abang Mohd Nailie

KUCHING: ‘Zakat’ payments to Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS) for Ramadan can be made online during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak general manager Datu Abg Mohd Shibli Abang Mohd Nailie said the payments can be made through Baitulmal Kamek, MyEG, Maybank2U and Snap N Pay Customer Portal.

In view of the MCO, payments cannot be made at shopping malls, government offices or through the village ‘surau’ or mosques where there will be crowds.

The alms are paid on the first till the last day of Ramadan.

However, he said the alms can be paid to 779 Amil Zakat Fitrah who are based at home in compliance with the MCO.

“All Amil Zakat Fitrah are supplied with Zakat Fitrah kits and preventive materials against Covid-19 such as face masks and hand sanitizers,” he said.

As is the norm in previous years, ‘Zakat Fitrah’ coupons are issued this year.

“The coupons are only distributed in green zone areas which are free of Covid-19 infection,” he said.

The ‘Zakat Fitrah’ rate for this year has been set by the Sahibus Samahah Mufti of Sarawak at RM7.00 per person.

Muslims can email their enquiries on the implementation of ‘Zakat Fitrah’ to [email protected] or find more through the Baitulmal Sarawak Fund Facebook page.

Enquiries can also be made to the following TBS officers: Ahmad Termizi Saini (TBS headquarters at 013-8135152), Norzahan Bahani.(TBS branch office at 011-26192144), Shamsul Bahri Manap (TBS Sri Aman branch office at 013-8195317), Ali Mat (TBS Sarikei branch office at 016-8985223), Osman Immun (TBS Sibu branch office at 010-7806422), Zaini Ramli (TBS Bintulu branch office at 011-16065386), Marini Magical (TBS Miri branch office at 019-4842133) and Junidi Lamat (TBS Limbang branch office at 014-2731474).

The first day of Ramadan will either be on April 24 or April 25 subject to the sighting of the moon.