Zakat-ul-Mal Ease Burden of Earthquake Survivors in West Sulawesi

Tens of thousands of food assistance received by earthquake survivors in West Sulawesi. One of the assistance is obtained from the management of zakat funds collected by Global Zakat-ACT.

Volunteers of MRI distribute ready-to-eat meals from Humanity Food Truck to Earthquake-affected children in Mamuju. The food aid is the support of the community’s zakat-ul-Mal through Global Zakat.
Volunteers of MRI distribute ready-to-eat meals from Humanity Food Truck to Earthquake-affected children in Mamuju. The food aid is the support of the community’s zakat-ul-Mal through Global Zakat. (ACTNews/Eko Ramdani)

ACTNews, MAMUJU, MAJENE – Global Zakat-ACT distributes zakat-ul-mal from the Generous Benefactors. Food assistance was distributed to tens of thousands of earthquake survivors in Mamuju and Majene, West Sulawesi. Since February 24, 2021, Humanity Food Truck has distributed 32,740 portions of nutritious ready-to-eat meals.

Global Zakat-ACT’s Humanity Food Truck Coordinator, Ryan Andriana Rachman explained one of the main sources of funding of the food assistance comes from the community's zakat-ul-mal distributed through Global Zakat-ACT. Zakat-ul-mal is zakat issued on gold, money, and valuable assets, which reaches its nisab (the minimum amount that a Muslim must have before being obliged to give zakat).

Alhamdulillah, thanks to the support of benefactors, earthquake survivors in West Sulawesi can enjoy nutritious meals. This programs is a form of post-disaster recovery initiated by Global Zakat-ACT,” said Ryan.

Food aid to Mamuju is one result from the zakat-ul-mal administered by Global Zakat.

“This food assistance is mostly from zakat-ul-mal funds. If many people pay zakat-ul-mal, it can help many people in need,” said Ryan on Wednesday (4/10/2021)

Zakat-ul-mal managed by Global Zakat-ACT will be distributed in the form of food assistance by Humanity Food Truck. The food assistance will be regularly distributed two or three times a day. The quality of the foods will be maintained in terms of taste and nutrition. Some of the dishes served include chicken, eggs, tofu, tempeh, and vegetables.

Ryan hoped that Generous Benefactors could continue to entrust their zakat-ul-mal to Global Zakat-ACT. Apart from food assistance for disaster survivors, Global Zakat-ACT also delivered zakat-ul-mal to help Mobile Social Rescue patients and to provide financial assistance through SGI and SDI programs.[]