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Sun 1 Oct 2006 12:00 AM

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UAE Residents Pay Zakat Online

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Dubai eGovernment has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based Zakat Fund to launch the first electronic Zakat payment channel through its ePay service.

Zakat payments can now be made by logging on to www.zakatfund.

ae. Zakat is the amount of money that every adult Muslim who is mentally stable and financially able should pay annually to support the poor and needy.

“The introduction of the Zakat payment service marks another important value addition to Dubai eGovernment’s services,” said Salem Al Shair, eServices director, Dubai eGovernment.

“In today’s technology-reliant age, an ever-increasing number of people are using the power of the internet to avail of a host of services, and Dubai eGovernment which has been constantly promoting the use of eServices in Dubai sees this as another opportunity to extend the scope of electronic services.

We are thankful to Zakat Fund for their cooperation and support in this initiative.”

Contributions can be made online through Visa, MasterCard and AmEx cards.

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