zakat verse

Sahih international

Take, [O, Muhammed] from their wealth charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [Allah's blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

The eight categories of Zakat eligible causes described in the Qur’an are

  1. The indigent
  2. The needy
  3. Zakat administrators
  4. Those whose hearts need to be won over
  5. Freeing human beings from slavery/bondage
  6. The debt ridden
  7. Those who work in the path of God
  8. Travelers in need

“Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings are only [to be given] to the poor and the indigent, and to those who work on [administering] it, and to those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to [free] those in bondage, and to the debt-ridden, and for the cause of God, and to the wayfarer. [This is] an obligation from God. And God is All-Knowing, All-Wise.” - Surah Tawbah, Verse 60

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