The look and feel enhanced Islamiyat mobile app has the newly-added Zakat payment service that brings you the luxury of convenience. The Information & eGovernment Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf – have simplified the payment of zakat by paying it online to meet the need of a large segment of customers who are keen on paying their zakat during Ramadan or all year round. In doing so, donations and the payment of zakat can be completed through the application – available via Bahrain.bh/apps – or the national portal (Bahrain.bh) thru the ‘Zakat & Donations Services’.
Both channels provide an easy, fast method of payments without the need to fill out any forms or search for the less privileged families as the online service is one of the safest, authentic channels supervised by the ministry to ensure that each zakat is delivered to the right source. Individuals and entities are able to calculate the amount of zakat to be paid based on the gold’s current rate in the market and world’s currency exchange website. What’s more; users are able to donate to charity funds and select from the numerous charity projects which belong to the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf.
Users have the options to pay by Credit or ATM cards to save time and efforts through the multiple available options of online payments. For those favoring to remain anonymous, donators are not required to enter their personal details apart from their mobile numbers. Such procedure reduces paper printing costs of receipts and forms.
Whether paying on assets or belongings, it is essential to remember that Zakat – being one of the five pillars of Islam – is a mandatory giving to the needy and one of the largest forms of wealth transfer to the poor in existence.
The Information & eGovernment Authority delivers bundles of eServices that benefit users during Ramadan and throughout the year via the Islamiyat app (available only in Arabic). For more information on the eService, please visit Bahrain.bh and follow the Authority’s latest updates at its social media accounts @igaBahrain.