Dubai's Dar Al Ber Society launches Zakat Al Mal campaign

Dubais Dar Al Ber Society launches Zakat Al Mal campaign

“We urge national and foreign philanthropists in the UAE to show compassion to disadvantaged orphans, as well as poor, needy and low-income families during Ramadan.”



By Ahmed Shaaban – Senior Reporter

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 10:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Dubai – Dar Al Ber Society, as part of its Ramadan schemes this year, has launched its Zakat Al Mal or ‘Money Alms’ drive to collect charity for people, eligible for Zakat.

The project is meant to bring happiness to vulnerable people, ease their suffering, and meet their necessary needs during the holy month of Ramadan, and entertain them with clothes and gifts on Eid Al Fitr.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, the executive director of the society, said the 36-year-old association has initiated the ‘money alms’ campaign this year under the theme: ‘Contribution quite changes their life’.

“We urge national and foreign philanthropists in the UAE to show compassion to disadvantaged orphans, as well as poor, needy and low-income families during Ramadan.”

Donors have been advised to contribute part of their income to this vulnerable segment of the society to change their life for better, he added. “Only eligible people are given maintenance allowance based on social studies conducted by competent staff experts and social workers at different branches of the Society.”

Bin Zayed stated that Dar Al Ber Society has earmarked a budget of over Dh6.5 million for the Ramadan seasonal campaign which spans a variety of schemes, such as Iftar meals, Eid Al Fitr clothes, Zakat Al Fitr, and general charity.

“The holy month of Ramadan is one of the high seasons for collecting donations and carrying out select charitable and cultural projects that go with the spiritually uplifting days.”

The Society has adopted an integrated plan that comprises diverse programs to suit targeted segments of the society, he underlined. “The campaign will kick off at all branches of the society in the emirates of Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah.”

Those are added to the Quran study centres for boys and girls at Al Mamzar, Jumeirah, Nad Al Hamar, let alone over 80 staff reps and volunteers assigned at the shopping centres and malls. The campaign is also promoted on all mass media and social websites, Bin Zayed elaborated.

“Dar Al Ber, following the shiny model of generosity set by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), distributed Dh71 million to 16,186 families in need for help across the country in 2014, as compared to Dh66 million spent on the same in 2013.”

As such, Dar Al Ber urges kind philanthropists here to give charity to needy people.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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