Latest option on DubaiNow government app calculates zakat amount and enables its payment
Smart Dubai has collaborated with the UAE Zakat Fund to launch a new and secure zakat payment service on the government app DubaiNow in time for Ramadan.
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and relates to the giving of a set portion of one’s wealth in charity. DubaiNow can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play for Android. The app also provides access to more than 130 services from over 30 government and private entities.
The new service allows users to calculate their zakat amount in accordance with Sharia, and then pay the full amount or part of it. The feature adds to the existing set of services in the ‘Donations and Islam’ categories of the DubaiNow app, which include the Zakat Al Fitr (given at the end of Ramadan) payment service and allows users to donate iftar meals (for ending the fast) in collaboration with the Dar Al Ber Society.
Smart Dubai’s initiative does away with the need to physically visit a center or a charity to make the payment, in line with the precautionary measures for COVID-19.
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