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Paying Zakat is an obligation for every Muslim all over the world. There are at least two types of zakat that must be paid by every Muslim, the Zakat al Fitr and Zakat al Maal. Zakat al Fitr is collected at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, or close to Eid al Fitr day. Zakat al Maal is collected when a Muslim man and woman having a certain amount of wealth that has been kept for a year. The Zakat al Maal functioned as purification for this amount of wealth.
Zakat al Fitr was collected from the lowest tier of government in the national administrative hierarchy, the villages (desa). People can choose to pay zakat al Fitr in the villages where they live or pay it directly to the national institution that specializes in collecting zakat such as BAZNAS, Dompet Dhuafa, dsb.
The number of people that choose the latter option is increasing from time to time. People now are getting so busy with their life that they wish for convenience in paying zakat. Paying zakat online is the only convenient way for them, especially now in the current pandemic situation. Paying zakat online will help the government to reduce the number of people gathered.
The good news is that now there are a lot of channels available to pay zakat online. These payment channels are specially provided in mobile apps. So, let’s check 6 mobile applications that accept zakat payment online.
DANA is a mobile application that serves as a multi-payment digital wallet. With the DANA app, you can top-up phone credit, pay electricity bills, top-up mobile network credit, pay internet bills, and cashless payment for every shopping transaction both online and offline.
As for paying zakat online, the DANA app partnered with Dompet Dhuafa will distribute the zakat collected.
To pay zakat online in the DANA app, first log into the DANA app and tap the menu Dompet Dhuafa. The next is choosing the type of zakat you need to pay and input the amount of zakat and tap ‘Bayar Zakat’.
LinkAja is a digital wallet app as a result of collaboration between state-owned enterprises and the association of state-owned banks (Himbara). The LinkAja app is quite popular now and they offer zakat payment online as well. To pay zakat online via the LinkAja app, follow these steps:
LinkAja has partnered with institutions specified for zakat distribution such as BAZNAS, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), Dompet Dhuafa, and Rumah Zakat.
The giant e-commerce in Indonesia, Tokopedia, also accepts zakat payment online. It also provides a calculator to calculate the amount of zakat you need to pay.
Tokopedia also partnered with BAZNAS, Dompet Dhuafa, Rumah Yatim, Rumah Zakat, and NU Care-Lazisnu (for zakat al fitr), and Dompet Dhuafa, BAZNAS, Rumah Yatim, Rumah Zakat, Lembaga Amil Zakat Al-Azhar, NU Care-Lazisnu, LAZISMU, and Inisiatif Zakat Indonesia (IZI), for zakat al mal.
The long rival of Tokopedia, Bukalapak, also accepts zakat payment on their platform. To pay zakat online in the Bukalapak platform tap into the menu BukaZakat, select the type of zakat, type the amount of zakat, select the institution for channeling the zakat, and tap ‘Bayar Zakat’.
Shopee is an e-commerce platform from Singapore that managed to successfully reach the top positions in the Indonesian e-commerce competition. Shopee provides a menu specified for paying zakat online called the Shopee Barokah.
To pay zakat online through the Shopee Barokah, the first type is the amount of zakat you need to pay, fill in the phone number, email address, and name. When you complete the fill-in step, tap ‘Bayar Sekarang’.
The super app Gojek also accepts zakat payment online on their menu app eSedekah. To pay zakat online through the Gojek mobile app, open the mobile app and tap the menu GoGive, select the type of zakat and select the institution for channeling the zakat.
These 6 mobile apps will surely come in handy when you have no time to make a visit to the nearest zakat collection center. So, now that paying zakat is convenient enough with an online mobile app, don’t forget to pay zakat!
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