From Volcanic Ash to Volcanic Cash
Bismillah. As-salamu ‘alaykum.
This is just a brief reminder that zakat money may be used to help stranded travellers, e.g. due to the recent closure of much airspace in Europe.
Stranded travellers comprise the last of the eight Qur’anic categories of valid zakat recipients (9:60).
(Zakat is an annual charity-tax that must be paid by wealthy Muslim individuals and businesses. It equates to 2.5% of annual surplus savings and profits. Zakat is one of the “five pillars” of Islam.)