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Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof presenting a donation at the launch of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council Anti-Corruption Plan at the State Mosque, in Shah Alam on January 17 2024. —Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

LZS aims to collect RM1.35bln in zakat, help more people

By Sheeda Fathil

SHAH ALAM, Jan 17 The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) aims to collect RM1.35 billion this year, said the chairman of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais).

Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said that the target can be achieved with the concerted efforts of all parties, which would help more needy people in the state.

“God willing, the RM1.35 billion target will not be impossible to achieve in 2024. Make it a yardstick and a challenge from the Mais chairman for the zakat collection this year. I am confident that LZS can meet and even go beyond the target.

“LZS had collected more than RM791 million as of November last year, which is a three per cent increase compared with 2022,” he said when delivering the Mais 2024 chairman’s message and Anti-Corruption Plan at the Lecture and Muzakarah Hall at the State Mosque here today.

He hopes that LZS can further expand the distribution of zakat and share sustenance through the allocation of amil to Selangor Islamic University for the purpose of educational development.

“With the zakat money, it is also hoped that LZS can contribute waqf to the Selangor Waqf Corporation (Waqf Selangor) and help orphans via Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan,” he said.

He also praised the excellent performance by Waqf Selangor which successfully collected cash waqf, special waqf and waqf benefits (rental) amounting to RM75.4 million last year.

“This is the achievement of 98 per cent of the target. Therefore, this year we have set a higher waqf collection target of as much as RM100 million for all types of collection,” he said.

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