Benefactors' Zakat Encourages Converts to Celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr

Zakat from muzakki (benefactors) becomes an encouragement to converts on Pelalawan Island. The zakat for converts represents Muslim are brothers even though they live far apart.

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Through Global Zakat, a convert on the island of Penyelai receives zakat from benefactors. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PELALAWAN – Global Zakat Riau distributed Zakat ul- Fitr to 30 converts on the Pengalai Island, Pelalawan Regency, Riau, last Saturday (4/30/2022). Its goal was to encourage converts to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr 1443 AH.

Mukhtar from the ACT Riau team explained that getting to Pengalai Island from Pekanbaru City took a long time. It took 7 to 8 hours by land and 1 hour by sea to reach Pengalai Island.

“Nyalai Island or Mendol Island is one of the most remote areas of Pelalawan Regency, Riau. The majority of the people are farmers," Mukhtar explained.

Ustaz Nurman, a resident of Pengalai Island, said that converts were pleased with Global Zakat's Eid package program. This aid was intended to encourage converts to celebrate the day of victory.

“Many people here have converted to Islam. We continue to support them to show how Muslims are brothers, even though they are far apart. Thank you, benefactors," he said.

According to Mukhtar, zakat from benefactors has been distributed to dozens of converts and underprivileged residents in the coastal areas of Riau. "Thank you to the benefactors who have mandated the distribution of their zakat through Global Zakat-ACT Riau," he concluded. []