Doha: Zakat Fund Department at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs provided QR33,406,870 in aid to 660 families eligible for assistance in Qatar in March.

The aid, both periodic and lump-sum, was disbursed to the eligible registered families in accordance with the legal Zakat masarif (disbursements) and approved mechanisms.

These amounts were distributed among the periodic aids that are provided on a monthly basis to eligible families with a value of QR8,105,760, and lump-sum aids, which are one-time aids as needed, with a value of QR25,301,110.

Zakat Affairs Department, which is the country’s official agency competent to collect zakat money and disburse them to the beneficiaries within the state, has the largest database of beneficiaries from families within the State of Qatar.

Individuals and companies can pay their due zakat through the Zakat Department’s website or through the collection offices and points across the country.

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