- Who can receive Zakat?
The stipulated categories that Zakat can receive in the Qur’an are 8: (1) the needy, (2) the poor, (3) who work to collect and distribute it, (4) those whose hearts are tamed (close to Islam), (5) to rescue slaves, (6) for those overwhelmed by debts, (7) for those who strive in the cause of Allah, (8) for travelers who have no means.
When interpreting and making these categories effective, the ulama have stipulated different subcategories. For example, a person who is a refugee may be entitled to receive Zakat because he is poor or because he is traveling and has no means. It can also be used to relieve and help in different disaster situations, whether natural or warlike.
It is important to always maintain local priority, since Zakat is something that boosts the movement of wealth in a locality and is not a gift to help people in need. If it is the case that there are no people to receive the Zakat in a locality and if there are people who pay it then the circle of action must be expanded.
- How much Zakat can you receive?
There is no stipulated amount of how much Zakat a person can receive, this will depend on the amount of Zakat accumulated to distribute, the number of Zakat applicants and the particular situation of the person requesting it.
- How is Zakat received?
To receive the Zakat you have to contact the Seville Mosque Foundation, either by phone or email to assess your situation and see in what possible category of Zakat reception you enter.
Once a category is assigned, the Zakat will be delivered, if funds are available and according to the order of priority of the categories. If there are none, you will be included in the database and at the time there are funds available you will be notified to make the delivery.