KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) — Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd has handed over RM230,000 in business tithe (zakat) for the 2019 financial year to the Sabah Islamic Religious Council (MUIS)
Additionally, the bank had also donated a multipurpose van worth RM168,000 to the Sabah Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia and RM40,000 in zakat contribution to the Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s student welfare fund.
In a statement today, Bank Islam’s head of Shariah division, Saiful Anuar Hambali said in 2019, the bank had distributed close to RM950,000 in zakat wakalah for the hardcore poor in Sabah.
“The fund was used to provide various facilities and beneficial programmes for the target groups,” he said.
The programmes include the construction of seven new houses and restoration of four houses under the Bank Islam housing assistance programme for the poor, provision of school supplies to 120 underprivileged students from six selected schools under the Jom ke Sekolah programme and donations to non-government organisations, surau and schools.