Nairobi’s Jamia Mosque to host major conference on Zakah

One of Kenya’s most prominent mosques is planning to host a major conference on Zakah, an Islamic obligation which is the compulsory giving of a set proportion of one’s wealth to charity.

Jamia Mosque in central Nairobi said the conference will help provide “a roadmap for the implementation of a sustainable and effective system for Zakah collection and distribution in Kenya”.

According to Friday Bulletin, published weekly by the mosque, the event will bring together experts on the subject, scholars and stakeholders who will discuss ways Zakah can be structured effectively to benefit Kenyans.

“Key speakers… [will] include the South Africa National Zakat Fund (SANZAF) national chairperson Shaukat Fakie,” the outlet said.

The conference will take place on 23 February.

Some of the benefits of giving out Zaka, apart from helping the poor, include obeying God.