I have for sometime now willingly, donated money monthly to different charity organizations, that are specialized in helping humans, and animals for a better life.

Is it seen as Zakat?

Another question of mine is. I am in a poor economic situation, and there will be a time where I cannot keep helping these organizations. How will the best way to keep doing Zakat for me?

Thank you, for your time and help.

  • Please note that in Islam we have two ways for donating: Zakat is an obligatory "delivery" which is well defined in the fiqh books and will need much more elaboration to explain it. While Sadaqah is a free donation. Both can be given to some kind of people (so non-Humans are excluded) who are clearly described in Verse (9:60) legacy.quran.com/9/60. So any of them would count if they are given the right way and to the allowed people! – Medi1Saif Apr 12 '16 at 7:10

9: 60

إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِنَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah . And Allah is Knowing and Wise.

You can give the zakat for just the types mentioned above. Animals are not of the types you can give it zakat.

The zakat have two conditions first you should have the money for one year, moon year. And you should have more than or equal 85 gram of gold ( so it is depend on gold value ). And you give 2.5% of your money ( 1/40 of your money )

  • That's a nice and brief answer and explanation about Zakat! May Allah bless you! – Medi1Saif Apr 12 '16 at 7:10

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