For Muslims, traveling to visit family and friends during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations is a time-honoured tradition. But for many, preparing for their long trips home (and now even changing Eid dates) can make fulfilling their zakat (alms) obligations a challenge.
That’s where IKHLAS comes in. Their latest service, Zakat in the Sky, allows Muslims to conveniently pay their zakat, including zakat fitrah (compulsory alms), while onboard their flights back to their hometowns. How cool is that?!
IKHLAS serves as an authorised and licensed agency under multiple state zakat bodies for all zakat contributions. For our fellow Muslim travellers, the convenience of being able to fulfil their zakat obligations while in the air is a game-changer for sure.
How it works
Customers of AirAsia can make cash payments for zakat fitrah to the airline’s cabin crew on behalf of IKHLAS, with the option of directing the money to one of four Islamic organisations: Pusat Pungutan Zakat – Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (PPZ-MAIWP), Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah Darul Aman (LZNK), Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan (MAINS), or Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Terengganu (MAIDAM).
Once they have completed the paperwork, it must be turned in together with the zakat payment before they arrive at their intended locations.
IKHLAS Zakat offers online and offline services to pay zakat fitrah (selected states only), pendapatan (wealth), harta (assets), business, savings, shares, KWSP/LTAT, gold and silver, and qadha zakat.
Since launching the service in 2020, IKHLAS has collected about RM5.2 million in zakat donations. To thank those who contribute to the Islamic charity of zakat, IKHLAS is giving away a chance to win an Umrah package and AirAsia points for every zakat donation made.